The Effects of Drug Abuse

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Almost everyone can say that they have had an experience with drugs, either it be with just witnessing it or using it. Throughout my life, I have had many bad experiences with drugs and it has taught me to stay away from them. Our society now somewhat looks up to the use of drug, with it being in the music industry or being in movies, it is in our culture and this could hurt us as a country down the road. Now, I’m not saying it is not okay to party once and awhile, but if a person is to party on a regular basis this could turn into an addiction to alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco, and even caffeine. In all, there needs to be more facts and ads telling kids about these problems because they are our future and we have to set them up for success. Our society today, definitely has a drug culture feel to it because of the music industry, film industry, and the overall attitude of the world helps mold the teens of today into thinking that it is okay to abuse drugs. Today, a person can rarely find a song that does not have a reference to smoking marijuana, taking prescription pills, or drinking excessive amounts of alcohol. Within films, they are producing films about having the wildest parties, drinking with all your friends, and taking drugs without thinking about the consequences. The youth of today refer to partying as getting “turnt up”, which means “thee act of getting drunk and high to thee highest degree” said by Urban Dictionary. If this is the mindset of the future of this world, then we are all in for a rude awakening and need to address these matters fast. Next, the personal experiences that I have had with illegal drugs and the drug society that we are labeled with. Within my family, addition runs extremely high and ... ... middle of paper ... ...t they show has influenced many people never to try meth and they should try doing that with all the other drugs in the world to influence everyone about that. In conclusion, we face a silent epidemic that we have to inform the people that think that drugs are not bad for you and think there are no risks in taking them. Work Cited Page “Urban Dictionary." Dictionary. 15 Feb 2014. . Drug Free World, . N.p.. Web. 19 Feb 2014. . Johnson, P.. N.p.. Web. 22 Feb 2014. . Guarino, Mark. N.p.. Web. 23 Feb 2014. . NIDA, . N.p.. Web. 24 Feb 2014. .

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