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It saddened me greatly to read that unauthorised benzodiazepines are sold and bought on the street. This is a sign of moral decay. It also is an indicator of the extent of hopelessness felt by the people.
This needs to be tackled on various fronts.
Vigilance on streets for the drug peddlers, stronger family and social bonds, early identification of distressed people by their kin, timely counseling of the people affected, if needed psychiatry consultations and authentic and monitored institution of necessary medications under supervision of Doctors and responsible kin.
Probably re-employment of people who became unemployed during these trying times will have a great bearing on resolving the issue.