It is no surprise that drugs have a huge impact in communities around the world. Drugs themselves bring problems that can last a lifetime, and the business of drugs is harsh and unforgiving. Also, drugs are addicting and can cause a person to keep going back to them, even if negative results are showing. That being said, communities that drugs are in are no doubt being affected by the situations and threats that occur because of drugs. My community is no exception. One way my community is being affected by drugs is the fear that runs through it because of deaths related to drugs. Since these deaths have occurred, parents are constantly cautioning their children to stay away from drugs. They also do this because the victims of these deaths are getting younger everyday, and they are not willing to give funeral parlors their money after failing to save their child. Furthermore, even if the child isn’t killed, these parents do not want their children to end up addicted to drugs, suffering through …show more content…
People who are addicted to drugs may turn to robbing people of their money in order to pay for their poison. Due to this, people tend to not stay out after nightfall and make sure to lock their doors when entering their house. People are also less willing to open their doors when someone knocks. The fear is so strong that if a crime happens and someone knows about it, they would more likely stay quiet than tell the police, thus making their job harder. Another way that drugs affect my community is that they provide a distraction for high school students. High school students are more prone to trying out new things, including drugs. Should they try it and get addicted, their school work would suffer almost immediately. This not only disrupts their future, but increases the chance that they will resort to more violent ways of getting the money to pay for their little
Lot of people who are drug addict have become homeless. All together leads to poverty and increase in the crime rate. As I have mentioned earlier that I used to visit my friend 's smoke shop, there is a medical shore near which sales marijuana. to reach my friend 's store I have to pass by this medical store. I have
The increase in users has a direct correlation to crime. The dependency and extreme addiction at this fueled by heroine breads tense situations between dealers and their clients (Fed up with Heroin, Vermont Town Fights Back). These
The issue at hand is universal, but remains prominent specifically in Tempe, Arizona, with synthetic drugs and opiates trickling into the Arizona State University campus and the surrounding metro alike, causing family issues, drug related crimes, as well as contributing to the increasing the rate at which students drop out of college. This large college-town has its fair share of problems, though few as detrimental as drug abuse, and the current methods of combating it seem to raise more problems than solutions. The issue at hand is how to minimize community risk while still treating those who abuse illicit substances and offer an alternative to the current habits of living. The drug problem in Tempe is increasingly rampant and especially severe due to the large amount of student residents, and legislature must be passed to improve these
Drug abusers’ children are neglected, abused, and even abandoned. In the 1870’s, anti-opium laws were first directed and Chinese immigrants. During the early 1900’s, in the South, the first anti-cocaine laws were directed at black men. In the 1910’s and 1920’s, in the Midwest and Southwest the first anti-marijuana laws were directed at Mexicans – both immigrants and Americans. In modern time, major disproportioned drug enforcement
Essentially, although drugs have been held accountable for gang violence and other acts of violence that have occurred within communities, the illegality of drugs indeed may have aggravated the situation. In addition, it has become evident that one of the primary objectives of the war on drugs, which is to limit supply and demand, has been largely ineffective. CSDP (2007) “ According to the United Nations, profits in illegal drugs are so inflated that three-quarters of all drug shipments would have
In his article, “Toward a Policy on Drugs,” Elliot Currie discusses “the magnitude and severity of our drug crisis” (para. 21), and how “no other country has anything resembling the American drug problem” (para. 21). The best way to describe America’s drug problem is that it is a hole continuously digs itself deeper. America’s drug issues were likely comparable to other country’s at one point in time, but today it can be blamed on the “street cultures” (para. 21) that continue to use and spread the use of illegal drugs. These street cultures transcend the common stereotype of drug users, such as low income communities in cities or welfare recipients, and can be found in every economic class and location. They are groups of people who have
Over 23.5 million Americans are addicted and abuse drugs (“Drug Abuse Kills”). With drug abuse over 200,000 Americans are killed every year (“Drug Abuse Kills”). It’s one of the biggest problems that America deals with. Each year kids that are younger and younger start taking drugs and eventually becoming addicted to them. Many people start use drugs to help them self-medicate and help them get over things in life, but it makes it worse on them because they start using harder drugs because the weak drugs are working for them (“Understanding Drug Abuse and addiction”).
The common conception of drug users typically involves low-income minority individuals who reside in urban areas. Drug use is often thought to coincide with other social issues such as crime, sexual promiscuity, violence, and lack of employment. The National Household Survey illustrated a correlation between socioeconomic status and ethnic background in predicting the use of illicit drugs. However, the connection between racial background and drug use is more complex than it appears and the effect of socioeconomic status on drug use is often ignored. Middle class drug users are more likely to be viewed as doing drugs “the right way”.
The major problem in my community would be the large amount of drugs and crime. The most common drug in my area is heroin over half of our drug related court case defendants are addicted to heroin. Just this year the state police said they made the biggest drug bust in our community’s history $6,200 of crack, $1,200 of cocaine and $58,000 worth of heroin.
Illicit drugs alter the mood and mind without solving the problems that the teen has. Use of illegal drugs usually only cause problems worse than the original problem. Sometimes to be able to stay up at night to do work teens will take pills or do drugs that give long-lasting energy but dries them out when it stops working and then they're not able to function because the sleepiness has overwhelmed the teen. The most common drugs in teens is marijuana which causes panic attacks and the caffeine in the drugs raises blood pressure levels. Then that's when teens turn to unhealthy eating habits because they are depressed and when a teen depressed either they're going to eat too much or eat too little.
Justin Kim Jeff Schwartje March 22, 2017 What are the social effects of illegal drug trading? Trade and Aid Drug trafficking is happening all around the globe at the moment, from mass producers and cartels in certain isolated areas to small drug dealers downtown. The topic area for this report question is Trade and Aid. This report will be considering the possible social effects drug trafficking has done to the world.
Addiction is a disease. You don 't kill or starve to death an obese person because he can 't stop eating. You teach them a new habits to deal with the problem. Lifelong skills that will empower them to overcome addiction. Most of these drug users and small-time dealers are doing it because of the lack of opportunities and other environmental factors.
Too many high school student are taking drugs which ruins their lives in the future and its first starts off with a friend keeps on bugging you to try it and then once you 've try it you may have like that experience and wanting to keep on enjoying that moment of feeling something you imagine and that 's unexplainable. Now you want to keep on reliving that moment of relaxation or enjoyment and now they been doing drugs constuddely which has now ruins their ability to concentrate in class which causes them to lack in school work and lead them not to graduate it high school. As us the students we are the ones that need to speak up and say something about drug use in which its not only effetiving that particular student but the whole social body