Substance misuse among India's youth has reached frightening proportions. Addiction to drugs and alcohol is on the rise due to changing cultural attitudes as well as increased economic pressures. Most often used drugs in India include cannabis, heroin, and Indian-made pharmaceuticals. As with any behavior, drug use, misuse, and abuse are influenced by a person's unique personality, upbringing, and surroundings. Substance misuse is posing a rising hazard to young people, who are more at risk of succumbing to its allure. Based on a secondary data assessment, this study will examine the causes and effects of drug addiction among young people in India.