The Effects Of Drugs On The City Of Brotherly Love

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Christopher Beringer Ms. Kiefer 4th Period Senior Capstone 3-30-17 Drugs In My City You ever walk through Philadelphia and see somebody on the corner nodding off as if they were just falling asleep? Well it is pretty bad because those people are not falling asleep nor are they just tired; they’re high on heroin. If a person walks through certain parts of Philadelphia, he or she will most likely see it a few or more times than they often would in any other city because the drugs in the “City of Brotherly Love” are getting worse everyday. In our city, people are falling victim to drugs whether they are rich or poor. Day by day, the addiction to heroin is killing people, ruining families, and causing violence in our neighborhoods we call…show more content…
This can decrease the amount of oxygen that reaches the brain, a condition called hypoxia. Hypoxia can have short- and long-term mental effects and effects on the nervous system, including coma and permanent brain damage.” Many people do not even notice that they are about to die. One time, a heroin addict died after overdosing, but when the EMT brought him back to life, the guy got up, went down the block, and got high again, he didn’t even care that he just straight lined. People don’t even want to get help with their addiction, so it just get worse by days and weeks of using, causing many effects on the body and the people do not even mind. Studies show that more people are using more heroin now than before but not as many people are getting help. ( The Drug Abuse website shows charts of the facts of people not caring about their addiction. The charts show how the percentage of people going into hospitals for drug problems. It’s sad because they are not just hurting themselves, they are hurting their families too, and they do not even notice because they are so stuck in their ways. The users are stuck in their ways because most of the time they do not know where to turn. It could be any of the day week when a little child loses a

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