Substance Abuse

How does substance abuse affect everyone, not the addicted?

Background Information

  • Some people do not understand how serious Addictions are
  • Non-medical use of drugs
  • Usually start with "experiment" of drugs
  • Drug abuse occurs at every economic level
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Causes

  • Aggressive toddlers and children may have substance disorder
  • Usually start abusing drugs around teen-age years
  • Have behavior problems
  • Pregnant women that do drugs harm their unborn babies

Effects

  • Drug dependents have hard time stopping
  • Higher risk to develop substance use disorder
  • Health professionals make mistakes that put their patients in danger
  • Some people spend so much money and time doing drugs and abusing them

Final Thoughts/ Conclusion

I believe that the treatments for substance abuse are very dangerous and difficult to overcome. One reason being that the treatments may cause permanent damage to a patient's life if you mess up one little thing. Another reason, the person being treated may have to be hospitalized because the treatments have to be watched carefully so that nothing goes wrong. Also, they might want to keep the patients while they are under the substance abuse treatments so they can monitor how the patients react from the treatments. Last but not least, drug users may turn to theft, prostitution, drug dealing, and/or any other criminal activity. In conclusion, treatments for substance abuse are very dangerous and difficult to overcome.

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