The Effects Of Drug Use On Children

1184 WordsAug 18, 20165 Pages
Stacey has been an addict since she was seventeen years old, first it was recreational use on weekends. Stacey soon began to experiment with harder drugs at high school and eventually became physically and mentally addicted. She was a straight A student with perfect attendance, until she began to use mind alternating substances. Staceys’ drug use eventually became the center of her world and her life drastically changed for the worse. She soon became pregnant, yet she was still using drugs. Her family tried to help her many time, but she continued to use despite harming the baby. After her baby was born Stacey was unable to provide for her child. She continues to use drugs, and she began selling them as well. Stacey eventually got arrested, and she went to prison, once she was let out she went back to the same life style. After several arrest and trouble with the law she was convicted and again sent away to prison, where she later died. What is clear is that Staceys’ addiction to drugs led to her conviction. This is not an uncommon situation; it happens all too often. The national experts go on to say “In 2013, estimated 24.6 million Americans aged 12 or older had used an illicit drug in the past month. These numbers are up from 8.3 percent in 2002” (“National Trends”). According to another study, addiction is on the rise, and America is the top country worldwide for drug abuse. Within 5 years experts say this number is likely to double by 2020. Nine out of ten drug users
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