This habitual addiction includes all types of alcohol products like country liquor, beer, wine, rum, whisky, laththa etc.
Alcoholic drinks have deleterious effects on the nerves and the heart. Their destructive effects on the digestive system are well known. Alcohol blunts hunger, causes irritation and swelling of the lining of the stomach, and impairs.
Products like bidi, cigarettes, mava, gutka, tobacco chewing, snuff etc. Nicotine, is explicitly described in medical dictionaries as a powerful and active poison. Smoking introduces this poison, as well as the highly poisonous gas, carbon monoxide, into the lungs.
Nicotine causes increased secretion of adrenalin and noradrenalin into the blood stream, which results in a higher proportion of fats in the blood. It is for this reason that smoking accelerates the process of the hardening of the blood vessels. The arteries providing nutrients to the heart muscles also become congested, hardened and brittle, with consequences ranging from palpitation and hypertension to angina pectoris and heart attacks.
Drug addiction consists of Fortwin, Proxyuon, Diazepam, L.S.D., Opium, Smack, Marijuana, Heroine, Cocaine, Charas, Ganja, Bhang, Brown Sugar etc. It is estimated that almost five percent of the population is addicted to one drug or the other.
A craving to obtain peace, to get rid of depression, to escape worldly sorrows and failures, to get an euphoric feeling or to get rid of social inhibitions leads people to the use of drugs. Chronic use of these drugs leads to severe damage to the liver, the heart, the kidneys, the brain and the nerves.