Positive Effects Of Drug Abuse

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I will be the first person to admit that I have a pretty easy life. I have gotten to where I am in life primarily because my parents have provided for me. I was born into a middle-class family with an older sister, a hard-working corporate father, and a stay-at-home mother who worked just as hard. My father made enough money each year to eventually pay off a comfortable home in a modest middle-class neighborhood, a nice used car, yearly vacations, doctor's visits and overnight hospital stays, birthday Disney trips, music lessons, Christmas gifts, and everything else that most middle-class children take advantage of. While his large salary helped, it was mostly thanks to my very thrifty mother who has always been a wizard with finances. She made sure to save money for my sister's and my future college costs, budgeted, always couponed, and shopped at Goodwill. I never felt in need. Eventually, the rising costs of life meant that my mother had to re-enter the workplace and…show more content…
While a personal struggle may just affect you and a few others, a social issue like drug abuse impacts large groups of people in many areas. Drug abuse affects the families and loved ones of the drug abusers. It creates constant stress and worry over their wellbeing, and it creates insecurities as you begin to feel that your loved one values drugs more than they value their relationship with you. If drug abusers' jobs involve other people, their coworkers and customers will be affected. Many drug abusers are unable to hold a steady job and perform negatively in the workplace, showing up late for work, showing up under the influence, being unable to focus on the task at hand, etc. If they drive while under the influence of drugs, each person they share the road with is affected. The National Institute on Drug Abuse reported that "a 2010 study showed that 11 percent of deadly crashes involved a drugged driver"

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