Prescription Drug Abuse: A Case Study

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Clearly, all of drugs are addictive and unfortunately are not hard to find. “I was addicted for seven years, I was getting them from my friends, well who I thought were friends, and now after rehab I can’t see them anymore,” said Stashak (Stashak 2014). Like Stashak, many people purchase these drugs off of their “friends” who are prescribed by a doctor or get them from someone else. For some people they receive them right from their physicians. “Illegal acquisition of prescription drugs for personal use or profit” is known as pharmaceutical diversion or prescription drug fraud (“Center for Problem”). Doctors may distribute prescriptions to people who don’t need them for money, but also pharmacies are involved in this as well. Some pharmacist …show more content…
Many of the people who chose to become part of the drug world, whether that be buying or selling in it, may have been brought up in an area that is socially disorganized. Some are brought up in areas where crime and drugs are part of a daily routine, which ultimately could not be their fault. These areas, where some people are unfortunately raised, are over populated for the size of the community and are struggling financially. For the individuals who are brought up in towns like these, or transitional zones, should do their best to evacuate the area and to move somewhere more accommodating to their crime free lifestyle. These transitional zones are where the lower class neighborhoods are located. The neighborhoods that have immigrants, abandoned building, and deteriorating housing. The transitional zones are the areas where drug dealers take advantage of because there are a lot of options to choose from when they sell their product. Unfortunately, some people get stuck in these neighborhoods and ultimately get stuck in the drug world. Moving away from the socially disorganized neighborhoods can easily take drugs out of someone’s …show more content…
There are many reasons that drive people to get involved with drugs. One possibility can be and unstable household where the parents are not responsible or they abuse the child physically or mentally. According to Ed Shelleby, of the Children 's Defense Fund, child abuse and neglect are another root cause of drug and alcohol abuse (Camden 2008). “The most recent statistics from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services suggest that 880,000 children are abused each year. That 's about one child every 36 seconds.” (Camden 2008) In addition, socialization is a big factor when it comes to the drug community. If someone starts befriending a person who does drugs they can easily get involved. The opportunity is there for anyone to step away from drugs or to never touch any illegal substances. Something has to drive these people to decide to purchase drugs in the first place and this ultimately can be a result of home life and the town they live

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