Substance Abuse Persuasive Speech

395 Words2 Pages

People working long hours, trying to make an honest living.
Tired of life, they drink a bottle of beer or two.
Soon a bottle or two becomes an unforgiving
Amount of alcohol -- their family tries to get through.
Keyword being tries, it doesn’t actually succeed.
Two dark figures meeting at an alley, was one of them you?
Partially cloaked with darkness, his face showed greed.
Questionable substances were in a brown paper bag,
In fact it turned out to be cocaine and weed.
To be honest after years of abuse, he now looks like an old hag.
But if I were in his shoes, I wouldn’t brag.

Death is certain, and all things will eventually meet its end. Some people believe the dead stay put in the ground; others believe that the dead move on to the afterlife, …show more content…

It is the harmful or hazardous use of psychoactive substances, including alcohol and illicit drugs (World Health Organization). Normally, one would think this issue doesn’t matter since each and every person has his or her own guilty pleasure. However, estimates of total overall costs of substance abuse exceed $600 billion annually, including productivity and health/crime related costs (National Institute on Drug Abuse). As said earlier, substances include alcohol and illicit drugs. Alcohol abuse is very serious, causing of 3.3 million deaths each year. It also contributes to mental disorders, road traffic injuries, liver diseases and unsafe sexual behavior (World Health Organization). Substance abuse would be similar to incontinence, since usually an abuser would start off small, and once hooked, Substance abuse is immoral because it can lead to family disintegration, loss of employment, failure in school, domestic violence and child abuse. These are very serious consequences that should be punished in Hell. Substance abuse would be considered as another form of incontinence, since the abuser was lacking in self-control. If it had to have its very own circle in Hell, it would be between the second (Lust) and third (Gluttony) circle of

Show More

More about Substance Abuse Persuasive Speech

Open Document