Drug Addiction And Its Effects On Society Essay

838 Words Mar 3rd, 2016 4 Pages
Drug addiction is a problem that has been increasing among our society today. Drug addictions can stop us from accomplishing goals or dreams in life. People sometimes feel they are too bright, too powerful, too much in control to become addicted. Addiction can trap anyone, I’ve seen it. It can lead to harming one’s body, causing problems in family structure. Drug abuse is having an effect on many countries. Billions of dollars are spent internationally preventing drug use, treating addicts, and fighting drug related crime. Although drugs threaten many societies, their effects can also be combated successfully. This essay looks at some of the effects of drug use and trafficking in china, and a little of the United States, and I suggest is some solutions to the problem. Drug abuse causes multiple problems for countries and communities. The medical and psychological effects are very obvious we see it every day in our society either on television and in our everyday lives. I have spent time around Addicts, when I was during my senior project at a jail and I noticed a lot about them. I noticed the addicts cannot function as normal members of society. They neglect or abuse their families, and eventually require expensive treatment or hospitalization. Huge police resources are needed to fight smuggling and dealing. Criminal gangs and mafia underworlds develop with the money from drugs. Illegal drug trafficking from Mexico into the United States is and has been killing…

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