Drugs And Its Effects On Society Essay

976 Words Dec 3rd, 2014 4 Pages
Drugs is the worse creation known to man Anyone can become dependent on and addicted to a drug before drug dependence or addiction sets in. (Henson Pg 3). Drugs have been around for hundreds of years and there has been a constant fight to get rid of them but it seems like that would never happen. People will always find a way to use drugs because of the pleasurable feeling and addictive nature drugs have. Drugs have affected societies across the world, local communities, the economy, families and children, and even the crime rate at all levels of security. Drugs had always had a negative impact on society, because the types of things drugs do to people. One obvious effect it has on society is the people who abuse drugs. The users who contract needle borne illnesses such as Hepatitis/ HIV/AIDS through injecting themselves with the drugs. The National Survey on Drug Use and Health’s Date in 2004 shows over 3.5 million users admitted to injecting themselves with a drug once in their lifetime. The Center for Disease Control reported 123,235 adults living with AIDS contracted it from injecting themselves with drugs. Another 25,000 people died in 2003 due to drug-injected effects. (http://www.justice.gov/archive/ndic/pubs11/18862/impact.htm). The impact drugs have on children is tremendous. Parents, who are avid drug users, will more often than not feel as if the drug is more important than their child, and the child will be left neglected. Young children and adolescents…

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