Persuasive Essay On Drug Abuse

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The issue of drug abuse first began as just fitting in but after if you do it for a certain period of time you will get addictive to it. The problem with drug abuse is a result of your family, health, and attitude to people. Since the issue of drug abuse began, with trying it once or twice it has been done to destroy families, kill the people abusing it, or changing people 's attitude by changing the way they do stuff because their mind is all about getting drugs. Currently, drug abuse is still an ongoing issue because so many kids under the age 18 still get it. So many kids I know have done something with drugs. If they can get it there must be no one trying to stop it. It has been an on going for a many years we need to stop it as soon as possible because many families could be affected so way about it. In 2013 a survey was done from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration(SAMHSA) the survey ask if they used any drugs recently. In 2013 they estimated that 24.6 million people have used drug at the age of 12 or older. This is a terrible number. It went up 9 percent from 2002. This is why we need to do something about drug abuse because look at all the people it is affecting. Think about it 24.6 million people is a huge number. That is also only for illicit drugs which are most dangerous to abuse which is what experts say. Illicit drugs are cocaine, amphetamines, and heroin. Some attempts at addressing the issue of drug abuse are narconon and other
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