The Causes Of Drug Addiction Essay

801 Words Dec 10th, 2015 4 Pages
The causes of drug addiction
Hunter S. Thompson said in his book Fear and loathing in Las Vegas “We had two bagof grass, seventy-five pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high powered blotter acid, a salt shaker half full of cocaine, and a whole galaxy of multi-colored uppers, downers, screamers, laughers... and also a quart of tequila, a quart of rum, a case of Budweiser, a pint of raw ether and two dozen amyls. Not that we needed all that for the trip, but once you get locked into a serious drug collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can.” Drug addiction is a serious problem that is overcoming the nation and must be taught to avoid its continuation. What causes people to be addicted to drugs? Most people know the bad things that will happen to drug users: they become addicted. Curiosity is the first major cause that leads to drug addiction throughout the nation. The second cause is the desire to escape from reality through drugs and can lead the user to become addicted. Lastly, the everyday environment around the individual can push him or her to become addicted to drugs. Drug addiction is a serious problem that is caused by curiosity, escapement from reality, and the environment around us. The first cause is curiosity. The metaphor curiosity killed the cat is true when it comes to drug addiction. Most people know about drugs, and are curious to use them because they have heard about how awesome they are or how they make people feel. These people…

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