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Teen seeks help to beat drug addiction

Teen seeks help to beat drug addiction

ROSHAN BINT RAHEEM

Punjab: A 17-year-old Heroin addict girl reached the office of Moga’s Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) in Punjab and asked for help to leave drugs.

The girl was taken to civil hospital where she underwent a medical check-up and other tests.

While speaking to the media the 17-year-old said, “I got addicted to drugs when I was just 12 years old. My mother passed away and after that, my father left me as he got remarried. Then I started working at a beauty salon in Moga to arrange for drugs.”

“I have been taking Chitta for five years now.”

(Chitta refers to synthetically produced drugs that include heroin and more specifically ecstasy, LSD -lysergic acid diethylamide and methamphetamines)

“But now I want to leave this addiction. Hence, I have come to ask for help.”

She also said that drugs are easily available in Moga.

Moga DSP (City) Paramjit Singh said, “If she names any persons or particular sellers, we will find an FIR and arrest them. She has told us that drugs were available at a parlor where she sued to work. We will probe that too.”

The girl was accompanied by representatives of The Sri Guru Granth Sahib Satkar Committee; a local group which helps addicts get treatment.

Raja Singh Khurana, District president of the committee said: “We got in touch with her and when she said she wants to leave this habit, we decided to help her.”

for drug addiction issues please reach out to 24 x 7 National Toll-Free

Drug De-addiction Helpline Number 1800 – 11 – 0031

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