Mock Practice Test-8
Read each of the following passages and answer the items that follow. Your answers to these items should be based on the passages only.
From time immemorial drugs have been used by mankind for medical purposes. But never before had the abuse of narcotics caused such unprecedented world-wide concern and posed an alarming menace to the society. According to world Health organization estimates, there are over 7,50,000 heroin addicts, 4.8 million cocaine abusers of barbithrates, sedatives, and tranquilisers around the world today. Even the eastern hemisphere is no longer secure from the drug network. Drugs have scanned the planet at jet speed and proved once again that the earth is a small place in live in. The abuse of drugs is now an international problem that bothers Indians and Americans alike.
Taking a drug other than for medical reasons in amount, strength, frequency or manner that damages the physical and mental functioning is drug abuse. Drug abuse is a painful problem for the addict, for his family and for all those who touch his life. It is mostly the youngster who fall prey to drugs. Adolescence is a period when many choices must be made at this stage, the youngster is especially vulnerable to pressure from friends.
The future generation is virtually being crippled by the spread of drugs. Drug abusers are completely self centred and care least about others. His consciousness gets clouded, and he loses his willpower, concentration, memory and judgement capacity. When in need of money, he does not hesitate to steal or indulge in other antisocial activities. More drugs, more crime” shows the graph. A new addict develops friendships with fellow addicts and gradually enters the so-called ‘drug sub-culture’ He is then regarded as an outcast in the society, and there is little chance that he shall again lead a healthy life.
Which of the following groups are more vulnerable to drug addiction?
A The age group of 13–19
B The age group of 11–15
C The age group of 30–39
D The age group of 18–30