Drug Awareness

By: Trey Byers

Intended Audience

The audience I am directing this message towards is high school students across the United States who have not done drugs but may be thinking about trying them.

Purpose

The purpose of this message is to direct a young mind on the right path and change someones mind about doing drugs and harming their body.

Research

Drug abuse and addiction cost the American society close to $200 billion in healthcare, criminal justice, legal, and lost workplace production. About a quater million of people lose their life every year because of the abuse of drugs. Every day people across the United States are losing connection with their family and loved ones because of their drug addiction. People are losing their jobs and living on the street because of their addictions and habits. According to AlcholRehab, 26% of homeless people are homeless because of a drug addiction they have. Most of these people started using drugs at a young age irresponsibly which lead to their addiction and the start of a miserable life.

MLA Citations

1. Abuse, National Institute on Drug. "Nationwide Trends." NIDA. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 May 2017.

2. "Homelessness and Substance Abuse." Alcohol Rehab. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 May 2017.

3. Abuse, National Institute on Drug. "Nationwide Trends." NIDA. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 May 2017.

4. Wali, Vishwesh. "ONE LIFE...LIVE IT!!!" I Am on the RIGHT PATH!!! N.p., 01 Jan. 1970. Web. 18 May 2017.