Drug abuse is a universal problem which affects health and well being of the younger population globally. The problem exists in all states in varying proportions and the cat and mouse game between drug peddlers and Law Enforcement Agencies has been going on since many years. But when it comes to Jammu Kashmir region, it has a different connotation altogether owing to turbulent situation in the valley and poses multilateral threats. Since establishment of peace in the valley, the terrorists have limited avenues to make inroads into the mainstream and regain their lost footing. So, to fund the terror activities, smuggling of drugs is the safest and most gainful bet they can rely on. As a matter of fact, it is one of the main ways of the adversary to finance terrorism and continue fuelling instability in the valley. The proliferation of drug abuse among youth in Punjab post the suppression of Khalistani insurgents can be referred as a case study to tackle this issue. Though there are adequate established procedures to curb the drug menace, it is quite easy these days to push contraband items to the youth as multiple avenues like dark web and the booming logistics services sector can aid speedy supply of drugs. Moreover, the youngsters these days are more susceptible to succumb to peer pressure than earlier times – the prevalent craze of following each other in person or on various social platforms strongly supports this argument. There are also other challenges before the Law Enforcement Agencies to tackle the issue. Firstly, despite the best effort of security forces, the vast Line of Control is difficult to guard and monitor. Secondly, it is equally difficult to identify and check the overt & covert supporters of the drug peddlers in the hinterland. Thirdly, the recent trend of use of small aerial platforms like quadcopters by the inimical elements from across the borders have raised the problems of security forces manifold.2 So what could be the probable solutions to save the heaven on earth from the clutches of this unprecedented problem? The very first thing that needs to be done is accepting that the issue is real and put concerted efforts to eradicate it. It is incumbent on the parents to teach their kids about dealing with peer pressure and how to say ‘NO’ to their friends who may like to get them into drug abuse. The ‘Aawaam’ has to put a foot forward and support the Law Enforcement Agencies whole heartedly as it is practically not possible for the agencies to monitor such a huge population. It is also necessary to hold community meetings to make the parents aware of the tell-tale signs which can help them identify the children who are getting into drug abuse and also about the psychological and physiological remedies available for rehabilitation of the youngsters who are already in trouble. This issue also has a technical facet which is proliferation of internet and use of dark web for sale and purchase of contraband items. It is thus strongly recommended to have a dedicated cyber task force to monitor the sale of contraband items and to nip the problem at its bud. Last but not the least, the younger generation needs to be sensitised on the bigger picture behind this game and the youth needs to be made aware of the fact that in the bargain for getting momentary happiness or relief, they are betraying the nation by compromising the national security by indirectly funding the terrorists. It will surely go a long way in creating a positive impact on young minds who care for the nation. The classical approach of attacking the sources of finance on which the business thrives is also workable, however it has to be kept in mind that if the demand diminishes, the supply will stop automatically. Hence, it is essential to groom the younger generation into a bunch of responsible citizens who would readily despise the consumption of drugs and will protect their children from the threat in future.