This is about my very close friend who is a addict. I don’t know what is this addiction known as globally but here in Kolkata people call in “Dendrite Addiction”. Dendrite is a adhesive glue used to paste some broken things and the smell is breath taking. Dendrite is put into some plastic bag and then the smell or odour is inhaled through nose or mouth. This is a chronic disease which can lead to kidney failure, liver disease, damage to bone marrow, nervous system breakdown, memory loss to name a few. If a person is seriously addicted to dendrite then he can live a life of maximum ten years.
Question arises why people do inhale dendrite? In most of the cases here, the main reason which I found is that when you inhale dendrite you don’t feel hungry. But when you are starving and there is no food to have, may be it seems easier to inhale this to supress appetite or hunger. This is very pathetic situation to feel. And mostly the addicts are street side children and school students. I personally feel very sorry for their life’s condition.
Rohit(name changed) is a very good person by heart. He is good at studies, optimistic, helpful, enthusiastic etc. Overall a nice person to be with, which I believe. But unfortunately he is a “dendrite addict”, he wants to quit it but he can’t help stop inhaling. Few days back, he was taking dendrite along a quiet road and suddenly two policemen came. First they slapped him hard, then in the next move they took him with them and thrown him behind the bars. He begged them to let him go but police always have deaf ears, all those persons are hungry for money. After, 5 hours someone informed his parents. They came to the police station terrified, requested the officials to release him but it was of no help. The officials kept him in the prison till next morning.
I have been to his house, I had a brief talk with him about the matter. He was very sorry for what he did. He was apologetically saying that for him his parents went to jail, which I feel is very unfortunate act which one could do being a child. When asked,"why don’t you quit dendrite?” he told that, “I want to quit it. Even I have minimised the number of times of inhaling dendrite. I can’t completely stop it. I want to but I can’t because when ever the urge for inhaling dendrite comes then nothing except a tube of dendrite & a poly bag can make him calm and once they are in my hands i can’t resist to inhale them.” His parents are aware of the fact that society will make fun of their family, may be people even dislike him for his this habit. But they seriously needs a doctor for him. I know they want their child to experience hell at this age of early 20s.
He needs help. He asked me for some homeopathy medicines for quitting dendrite. I am into my research for him. Found some rehabilitation centres in Kolkata. If someone can give any more information on this regard then it may save someone’s future. Please! it is not possible for me to eradicate these nuisances & nasty practices alone. I need your help, support & love. Leave comments on how can you help people around you to quit chronic addiction. Help them, save life.