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A descriptive study on corporate social responsibility and Gandhism to tackle drug addiction

Author Affiliations

  • 1Indian Institute of Human Rights, A 50, Paryavaran Complex, Saket-Maidangarhi Marg, New Delhi 110030, India

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 9, Issue (1), Pages 37-41, January,14 (2020)


Drug is a term which is criminalised now for the policy intervention to promulgate a happy living in national set up. But Drugs are nothing yet some components which can otherwise be used as medicines. Excessive or ungoverned use of the medicines makes the danger very prominent. Drug use has a special characteristic of habit forming as those products can keep humans in a kind of hallucination state. It is not socially acceptable practice to use Drugs for any reason yet the Drug taking practice is still prominent in India. In this dimension Mahatma Gandhi suggested a total prohibition. He was suggesting that any wrong habit has to be seen as culprit for human civilization so a moralistic control has to be continued. People are morally degraded or sometimes very frustrated to take the items which are otherwise banned in the mental set up. So the problems of the lives can be controlled with the Gandhian thought which will reduce the chance of being addicted. But a morality spreading is not very easy like reading on the fables. Therefore from campaigning to advertising against Drugs need a good amount of money and the country government has no much non-budgetary investment towards just telling about the wrongs to strengthen the minds for prohibiting Drugs. In this review study it has to be seen how the money from Corporate Social Responsibility can be a help in this purpose for generating a sound awareness with the following up of Gandhism itself.


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