Drug Addiction Is A Problem: Drug Abuse As A Social Problem

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I chose drug abuse as a social problem because it is at the core of several other social problems we face. Currently, the most common social problems seen in our societies are unemployment, homelessness, divorces or family breakdowns, violence, child abuse and road accidents. A closer look at all these problems reveals a strong link with drug abuse, hence my interest in it. In addition to this, I see it every day, around me. Several youths losing their lives to drug abuse, people hurt due to drug-related cases and families breaking down due to drug abuse. A few weeks ago, in Staten Island, seven people overdosed and two of these people died from this overdose. We can all relate to the psychological and economic impact death has on families, the community and to the country’s economy. When children are neglected because their parents are addicted to drugs, they become a responsibility of the community and the government. Resources that are used to treat addiction must come from the hardworking citizens who pay taxes to the government. When drug addicts cause accidents due to drunk driving, innocent road users lose their lives, which means one more innocent family is affected because of drug use. When addicts turn to violence and crimes, innocent people are hurt and lose their lives, property, and money to these drug addicts. Because of all these and more, I am passionate about drug abuse as a social problem. It directly affects me as an individual, affects my community and my

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