Drug abuse is a serious problem that has devastating consequences on society. It can lead to death, social problems, and economic losses. The most serious health consequence of drug abuse is death. In the past 12 months, 212,000 people aged 12 and over have used heroin for the first time and every day, more than 90 Americans die from an opioid overdose.
Drug abuse is often accompanied by a devastating social impact on community life. This article focuses on the adverse effects of drug abuse on industry, education and training, and the family, as well as its contribution to violence, crime, financial problems, housing problems, homelessness and vagrancy. Dropping out of school, job loss, hospitalizations, legal problems (DUI), possession charges are some of the social consequences of addiction. People who suffer from drug and alcohol addiction are also at greater risk of unintentional injuries, accidents, and incidents of domestic violence.
Because adolescent brains are still developing, drug addiction may have a greater impact on their development than it does on adults. Drugs can act as a neurotransmitter, which neurons send to each other to transmit signals and messages. Too often, people who struggle with addiction are despised and rejected by society. The most effective way to reduce all costs related to drug abuse is to focus on addiction prevention and treatment programs. Casa Palmera has demonstrated its success in helping people struggling with drug addiction and the toll it is taking on their lives.
To stop drug abuse in a community, members must work together to educate people about the dangers of drug abuse.