Drug Abuse

a worldwide situation

Shanyn Gutierrez & Mabry Mirsky

Drug abuse is a serious issue that everybody needs to know about.

Drug abuse is the habitual taking of addictive or illegal substances. Prescription drugs are the most commonly abused substances by Americans 14+. Drug abuse and addiction changes your brain chemistry and also affects your mental health and happiness. Drug abuse is a major problem that affects society worldwide, and we need to put an end to it!

Everybody knows that drug abuse is a worldwide problem.

Some drugs can lead to fatal diseases like AIDS or Cancer. Children are physically and/or mentally abused by family members who use drugs. Drug addictions are chronic, it leads to brain diseases that makes the user want more drugs. The national survey on drug use and health (NSDUH) reported that about 30.2 million people or 12% of the population over 12 drove while intoxicated at least once in 2009.

No one can argue that we need to find a solution to this worldwide issue.

One solution to drug abuse would be interventions with family members or close friends. another option would be talking with a counselor or doctor. Drug abuse can also be solved by rehabilitation.
Big image