Thesis on drugs and addiction

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Although some people argue for the legalization of drugs, addiction to these substances has caused a huge increase in violent crimes in the home, at school, and on the street. Many people do not understand why individuals become addicted to drugs or how drugs change the brain to create compulsive drug abuse. They mistakenly view drug abuse and addiction as strictly a social problem and may characterize those who take drugs as morally weak. One very common belief is that drug abusers should be able to just stop taking drugs if they are only willing to change their behavior. This is a false and uneducated belief. Drug abuse may start as a social problem or social escape but one the addiction has taken ahold of a person
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Drugs hinder you to excel because they are numbing the person you are today, keeping you in the same place you were at the beginning of your abuse not allowing you to grow by making sober life decisions and learning from them.
The real key to stopping addiction and abusive behavior in our coming generations is prevention. If we can work together in society to better educate the actual physical effects that drugs have on an individual and step away from the typical drugs are bad we might be able to educate enough youth to make them not want to except drugs even for that first time before you realize that that’s all you needed to lose control. Life is a choice however some choices come with irrevocable consequences and drug abuse and addiction is truly one of these choices. The question you can ask yourself is where will you fall in this choice? It can be the best decision you make in your life or the worst.

Work Cited and references http://www.studymode.com/essays/Causes-And-Effects-Of-Drug-Abuse-401964.html Information article http://www.helpguide.org/mental/drug_substance_abuse_addiction_signs_effects_treatment.htm http://www.webmd.com/mental-health/drug-abuse-addiction
http://www.medicinenet.com/drug_abuse/article.htm

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