Brazil faces qite an economic struggle with various ups and down faced by the country gradually over the years. Extreme poverty prevails in the country , creating a huge gap between the rich and the poor. The people are rich living in the south and southeast regions of the country have better benefits to utilities such as health and education as compared to people living in the north region. With high poverty prevailing in the country ,crime seems to take place and this all leading to a major downfall for the country.
For instance, if an individual lives in the ghetto, they are mostly connected in some way to the use of illicit drugs and alcohol use. Indeed, this can be due to the numerous amount of bars located in a low-income neighborhood or sale of illicit drugs within the community. In the article Five Stereotypes about Poor Families and Education, Valerie Strauss asserted, “We also should realize that when these problems do exist in low-income families, they have the potential to be particularly devastating because people in poverty who are struggling with substance abuse generally do not have at their disposal the sorts of recovery opportunities available to wealthier families. Nor do they have access to preventative medical attention that might catch and treat growing dependencies before they become full-fledged additions.” (Strauss, 2013) Therefore, instead of labeling poor individuals as the responsibility of the drug and alcohol abuse epidemic, a solution can be given to assist these individuals with these problems before the addiction grows and becomes out of hand to
Drugs and alcohol have been used for medical and recreational purposes throughout history. With advancement of technology it has become easier and easier to access these substances. It is not only illegal drugs but prescription drugs that are being misused and wreaking havoc across the world. Even with billions of dollars being paid out to stop the war on drugs, the problem persists. People from all walks of life have been affected by drugs or are becoming drug addicts themselves. One particular group afflicted by the misuse of these substances is the children of drug addicted parents. According to Cattapan and Grimwade, “Drug use seen in one generation affects the lives of the next”. Children with one or both parents on drugs face huge
The topic is talked about but quietly and behind closed doors. No one wants to admit that it is their problem. The stigma attached to drug use needs to be eradicated and instead be discussed openly and often. Recognizing it as an illness, identifying risk factors, educating and communicating are strategies needed to combat this health problem. The Health People 2020 objective SA-2.4 works to “Increase the proportion of high school seniors never using substances—Illicit drugs.” Educating adolescents, families and the community about the risks and consequences associated with illegal drug use makes objective SA-2.4
Illegal drugs are also becoming a problem in schools among the young adolescence. Schools should require random drug screening with the intent to disciple if drugs or found in their procession. Parents should be held liable if their child or caught with their prescription medication, is disturb or intent to sell, because prescription medication should be lock for the safety of their children. My focus for the paper on community safety, for adult, as well as, children is to keep positive events and activities on going in the community, so drugs will not be a solution to their problems, and to provide program in the community to up-lift the community to help keep the community safe for the well-being for the
The cartel’s narcotic poisons are even now damaging and destroying the lives of a significant portion of American youth. According to the National Drug Intelligence Center, in the year 2001, 19.5 percent of 8th Grade students, 37.2 percent of high school students in their sophomore year, and 41.4 percent of high school seniors used illegal drugs (Information). Illegal drugs, most of which come from Colombia, are poisoning the American youth. Drugs cause more than just the immediate problem of addiction. According to the National Drug Intelligence Center, sexually transmitted diseases, pregnancy, suicide, truancy, cheating, and unhealthy family relationships pose greater risk for teenagers who take drugs than with their contemporaries who do not (Information).
For those who live in poverty, begging and prostitutions support habits of crack and cocaine. In El Salvador 4/10 people live in poverty, This is why El Salvador has the biggest rates of cocaine use in all Central America. I grew up in El Salvador. I would see kids and adults smelling glue and using Tic-Tam rum, because the glue would stop the feeling of hunger and instead it would make them feel fuller. That’s why I consider myself a warrior for overcoming all those obstacles growing up.I’m a survivor, I’m a living example of what people can go through and survive. I’m also abundantly ambitious I strike for success and nothing less and I’m sincere, I’m not ashamed of where I come from and I’m always up to share my story to let people know
Social Problems and Drug Abuse Prescription drug abuse has been around for well over two centuries, but only recently has research begun to track the abuse and how to stop it. Surveys began in 1970 to document the abuse and has continues since. Although, in 1980 and much of the 90's
President Donald Trump declared the opioid epidemic a public health emergency Thursday, ordering his administration to act in addressing addiction and opioid misuse though not providing government agencies with additional financial resources for the matter.
RESEARCH PROPOSAL 10 Research Proposal Introduction The existence of a myriad of social problems among teenagers that both parents and states have to deal with is a factor whose weight ought not to be treated lightly. The increasing level of drug use among the adolescents constitutes one of the ever increasing situations
Drug abuse is worldwide problem and one that has plagued the United States for decades. Drug abuse negatively impacts not only the individual user, but also our society as a whole. The fight to prevent the manufacturing and trafficking of illegal drugs into the country has made very little impact on its accessibility to those that wish to partake. According to the National Drug Control Budget Report for 2015, the President of the United States request $25.4 Billion in Fiscal Year 2015 in order to reduce drug use and its consequences in the U.S. (National Drug Control Budget, 2014). In addition to enormous amount of money the federal government has pledged to fight this social problem, there are numerous organizations and institutions committed to keeping people off drugs and rehabilitating those fortunate enough to have survived their use. Two organizations working to do solve the problem of drug abuse and the associated destructive behaviors are the Drug Abuse Resistance Education also known as D.A.R.E. program and Narcotics Anonymous.
Northeast Brazil is one of the poorest areas in a country where there is an incredibly great divide between the wealthy and the poor. Similar to the situation in the United States, many impoverished families are caught in a cycle where being born into poverty means your resources are less accessible than that of someone born into money. As a result, the young people remain impoverished throughout their lives and have children that face the same struggle continuing the cycle.. Education is one of the critical resources that may be able to assist in removing someone from an impoverished situation. Unfortunately, in places with a large population of poor, the school systems tend to be in poor condition or non-existent.
Although the use of illegal drugs among teens is on the decline, there is an increase in the abuse of prescription drugs. The abuse of opioids is on the rise partially because of its availability. How many of us having an old prescription in the medicine cabinet?
An increase of euphoria, energy, and alertness is caused when dopamine is released into the reward center of the brain. This is a natural occurrence when pleasurable activity is happening or expected. Consumerism activities like shopping and spending money will release dopamine causing these psychological effects; as will cocaine consumption. As consumers, the cost of things dominates conscious or subconscious thought. Whether that be the cost living or the opportunity costs of everyday choices. In America, a gram of cocaine is sold between $60-$200, but is this the only cost incurred from the illicit industry?
Since 2000, the drug use rate in America has risen to the highest it’s ever been. In a survey done in 2009, 8.7 percent of people age 12 and up said that they used illegal substances within a month of taking the survey, a 9 percent increase since 2008 (Abuse, National Institute on Drug, 2010). This statistic alone is very concerning due to