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Running head: DRUG ABUSEEffects of Drug Abuse on Emotions and Thought PatternsStudent’s NameInstitutional Affiliation
DRUG ABUSEEffects of Drug Abuse on Emotions and Thought PatternsEmotional ramification is a common feature among drug addicts. In the United States, itis believed that about seven million people are battling drug addiction with the effectscomparable to ripples in a pond1. The addicts are battling serious pain and misery inflicted onthemselves and other people within their social boundaries and family circles. At times, thesepeople develop a desire to evade and forget drug abuse, a move that gives huge amounts of stressand anxiety. The most commonly evident emotional reactions exhibited by drug users includeguilt, fear, helplessness, anger, and resignation1. The victims themselves directly experienceemotional devastation of acute nature. Most of these individuals are ashamed of their actions and

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