The effects of substance abuse on society.
What is substance abuse?
overindulgence in, or dependence on an addictive substance, especially alcohol or drugs.
Who does it affect?
How does it affect these people?
The effects of substance abuse frequently extend beyond the nuclear family. Extended family members may experience feelings of abandonment, anxiety, fear, anger, concern, embarrassment, or guilt; they may wish to ignore or cut ties with the person abusing substances. Some family members even may feel the need for legal protection from the person abusing substances. Moreover, the effects on families may continue for generations. Intergenerational effects of substance abuse can have a negative impact on role modeling, trust, and concepts of normative behavior, which can damage the relationships between generations. For example, a child with a parent who abuses substances may grow up to be an overprotective and controlling parent who does not allow his or her children sufficient autonomy.
Neighbors, friends, and coworkers also experience the effects of substance abuse because a person who abuses substances often is unreliable. Friends may be asked to help financially or in other ways. Coworkers may be forced to compensate for decreased productivity or carry a disproportionate share of the workload. As a consequence, they may resent the person abusing substances.
People who abuse substances are likely to find themselves increasingly isolated from their families. Often they prefer associating with others who abuse substances or participate in some other form of antisocial activity. These associates support and reinforce each other’s behavior.
Propaganda (Pro substance abuse)
This image, while slightly humorous, is a clear representation of a propaganda that is for drugs in some way. Sure, does state that crack is worse than marijuana, BUT it isn't saying that you shouldn't do them either.
Kinds of substance abuse;
This image shows the names of many different substance names that are used for a simple high or rush. It ranges from alcohols, to drugs and to medical prescriptions such as pills.
This is where you can end up.
People who abuse drugs (especially of the heavier/ more lethal kind (a.k.a. hallucinogens) such as heroin, acid, meth, bath salts, Cocaine, and anything people huff) will end up a long and dark road in life and will become an addict very quickly.