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Synthetic Drug Menace among Cox’s Bazar Youth: A Looming Crisis

Synthetic Drug Menace among Cox’s Bazar Youth: A Looming Crisis

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Md. Shahedul Haque Cox's Bazar is the longest natural sea beach in the world, hosting tourists from all over the world in Bangladesh, but unfortunately, becoming a nucleus for the perilous spread of synthetic drugs among its youth. The increasing prevalence of synthetic stimulants, such as "Yaba," a combination of methamphetamine and caffeine, is wreaking havoc on the young populace. This article aims to highlight the impact of synthetic drug use on the adolescents in this coastal region and the wider societal implications therein. Historically, the coastal context of Cox's Bazar is vulnerable to drug trafficking. The porous border and the accompanying ease with which drugs are trafficked into the region have made them alarmingly accessible to its youths. Synthetic drugs like Yaba ...