The opioid crisis is an out of control epidemic that is occurring because doctors are over prescribing opioid pain medication. The opioid crisis is a situation in which addition to opioids is now occurring at an epidemic level. The number of overdoses has been increasing at an alarming rate year after year, and the rate is still increasing today. According to Sonia Moghe in her article “Opioid history: From 'wonder drug' to abuse epidemic”, opioids have existed since the beginning
Thousands of people die every day from smoking-related causes, even though the American Heart Association states that smoking is currently the most preventable cause of death in the United States. Smokers even have an increased risk of developing miscellaneous autoimmune diseases. All of these harmful consequences are caused by the toxic chemicals within the smoke that is inhale... ... middle of paper ... ...ealth? American Heart Association, n.d. Web.
Each year in the U.S., 80,000 people die from alcohol related causes, this statistic making alcohol consumption the third leading preventable cause of death in the United States. In 2012 84.7% of people from the age 18 and older reported that they are alcohol consumers. In 2013 it estimated that Almost 20 Million Americans have an alcohol use disorder (A.K.A AUD). Drinking alcohol may be fun and cool while you are doing it but there is a cost for drinking alcohol. Physically, alcohol does so many horrible things to the most important parts of the human body that will cause a lot of negative effects.
People who want to see drugs legalized argue that in fact crime would decrease but knowing that people will take drugs as they take alcohol, we can predict that crime will increase. We also know that when under the influence of drugs people lose the ability to make correct decisions. According to the (NIDA) National Institute on Drug Abuse, “Some drugs can make your moods change quickly. You might get sad, angry, or scared for no good reason. Drugs can make you act crazy.
Sometimes one pill has seemingly no effect, but sometimes it only takes one pill, one mistake, to ruin your life. The rates of overdose deaths are increasing every day and most of these deaths are due to the abuse of prescription drugs. Prescription drug abuse is rising at an alarming rate and has become an “ideal” way to commit suicide and caused millions of accidental overdoses. The abuse of prescribed drugs has become the only “disease” that can’t be cured with medicine. It is a worldwide epidemic that affects more lives, every day.
The CDC has provided data showing alarming numbers of deaths with a gradual increase each year. This can be drastically reduced if direct-to-consumer drug advertisements are banned. These advertisements do not promote a healthy lifestyle. Instead, they are promoting a harmful legal substance that kills more people than most illegal substances each year. The advertisements use many different tactics to create the desire needed to sell their product.
As a result of using heroin, becoming addicted, impaired judgement, and in many cases death have been the consequences (“The Truth”) It is estimated that there is 150,000 new heroin addicts each year. During the 90’s, the number of self proclaimed past-month heroin users tripled from 68,000 to 208,000. (heroin statistics) Addiction is one of the major issues caused by heroin. It approximately takes one a month or less to get addicted to heroin according to how often one uses the drug. Once one is addicted to heroin its hard to stop because of the urge one always has to use the drug and due to this a lot of people have problems controlling their rates of using this drug and some of them are more likely to have this drug active in their system 24 hours a day which means that they use it more than 5 or 6 times a day.
Drug-related deaths tend to kill more Americans, and account for a higher number of lives lost compare with other causes of death such as war, illness, and accidents. Illicit drugs have become the most dangerous chemical substances in society; for example, there is an estimate that thousands of people die annually due to illicit drug users. This is more than the hundreds of people who die every day from car accidents, stroke, or cancer. Illicit drugs also cause many kinds of death in society that people should prevent before it 's too
Furthermore, drug users might kill themselves if they cannot take drugs appropriately. From 2006 to 2010, about 88000 deaths per year happened due to the drug abuse (Nolan, 2014). The most of cases contain the drug users do not know how much drugs they should take. When they take the quantity of drugs more than the standard of the specification, they are easy to addict the drugs. One last reason is the drug users would hurt their family if they cannot have access to take the drugs for a long time.
During the 70's heroin reemerged as a powerful drug but many were afraid to use it. Throughout the 80's strong anti-drug campaigns seemed to be winning the war on drugs. But, in 1996 people have become alert to the increase in Heroin addiction. Heroin use has doubled every year since 1992. What caused the use of heroin to increase?