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Running Head: RESEARCVH PAPER ON DRUG AND ALCOHOL ABUSE 1 Research Paper on Drug and Alcohol Abuse Student Name: Institution Name:
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RESEARCH PAPER ON DRUG AND ALCOHOL ABUSE 2 Introduction Since time immemorial, drug and alcohol abuse has been a menace that has affected the entire world. No gender is left Scott free. You will find adults, the elderly, and more so the younger generation, even teenagers hooked to drugs and alcohol as if it is a means of daily bread that they just cannot survive without it. The prevalence of drug and alcohol abuse among youths is most prevalent, and by each day, the numbers just keep on increasing at an alarming rate. Rehabilitation centers have become the new booming business and order of the day just to try and keep our children from drowning in addiction. The sad truth of the matter is that drug and alcohol abuse affects not only an individual but also affects the family, community, and the country. This research paper is, therefore, going to take an in-depth analysis of the problem, its causes, effects, treatment remedies, and recommendation to be implemented to curb the addiction. Furthermore, I will incorporate my personal views and perspectives on the topic and how it generally impacts my overall lifestyle as a young individual. Problem statement There is no disputing the fact that drug and alcohol abuse is causing quite adverse effects ion the users and their families. Children are mostly falling victims to drinking and using other hard drugs such as cocaine and marijuana. According to World Health Organization statistics on Drug and Substance abuse, it's estimated that a whopping 3.3 million people die annually because of consuming alcohol and abusing drugs, ( Jupp & Lawrence, 2010). The problems do not end there as, on average, children age fifteen years and below consume almost 6.2 liters of alcohol, which is pure annually. The number only keeps on increasing as over thirty-one million people globally have varied drug disorders and
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RESEARCH PAPER ON DRUG AND ALCOHOL ABUSE 3 diseases. The situation is, therefore, only getting worse instead of improving because some of the people who inject drugs have a wide variety of disease ranking from HIV to Hepatitis. This, therefore, only makes the situation a lot worse for them as individuals as their diseases only escalate and get worse with the use of drugs and alcohol now and then. Drug lords and cartels are also highly centered around schools and parks because they know that Children and students are the most vulnerable customers. It's hard to detect the drug lords considering they use other children as bait to do their dirty work and sell the drugs to the other children without being noticed. This also acts as a leeway into other students and children to being influenced by using drugs and alcohol by the peers who sell them.
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