Spent lakhs on ‘chitta’, addicts now repent
Sangrur, January 15
Having wasted lakhs of rupees on chitta, three addicts have been combating a battle to recuperate at an area Purple Cross Drug Deaddiction Hospital being run underneath the supervision of Sangrur Deputy Commissioner (DC).
Wasted Rs 25 lakh
I first began taking chitta in 2014 and obtained de-addicted in 2017 however I restarted consuming it in Might 2020 and obtained admitted right here in December 2022. In complete, I’ve wasted round Rs 22-25 lakh on the medicine. A recovering drug addict
They are saying the straightforward availability of medication is responsible for the menace and their excessive instructional qualification is a sign that well-educated individuals too are falling prey to medicine.
“I first began taking chitta in 2014 and obtained de-addicted in 2017 however I restarted consuming it in Might 2020 and obtained admitted right here in December 2022. My dose had been elevated to round 1 gm, which is of round Rs 4,000. In complete, I’ve wasted round Rs 22-25 lakh on the medicine,” stated a 30-year-old man who has achieved M.Sc in Maths and M.Ed, in addition to clearing the Punjab State Instructor Eligibility Check (TET).
One other 27-year-old man, who has achieved BSc and BEd, stated when he was in a school, his mates made him a chitta addict in 2017 by providing him some free doses.
Later, his dosage elevated to round 1 gm day by day and he purchased chitta from Jakhal in Haryana.
“I’ve wasted round Rs 13 lakh on chitta. A few of my mates provided me chitta in 2017 and stated it could enhance my focus in research, however I obtained addicted. Since I had seven acres of land, I organized the cash wanted for the day by day dose of medication,” he stated.
Another addicts additionally knowledgeable The Tribune that two forms of chitta was being equipped. One got here from the border, which was referred to as “border wala” and was expensive and of top quality.
The second kind referred to as the “New Delhi wala” which is of decrease high quality and more cost effective.
“I’m making an attempt to keep away from chitta as I’ve wasted lakhs on it. I used to be working my very own dairy farm, however fell within the lure of medication,” stated one other 27-year-old graduate.
Sangrur DC Jitendra Jorwal stated they have been making an attempt to supply all amenities to assist kids shun medicine. “Beneath the supervision of the DC, we give full consideration to all sufferers admitted right here,” stated Naib Singh, an worker of the hospital.