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Running Head: RESEARCVH PAPER ON DRUG AND ALCOHOL ABUSE 1Research Paper on Drug and Alcohol AbuseStudent Name:Institution Name:
RESEARCH PAPER ON DRUG AND ALCOHOL ABUSE 2IntroductionSince time immemorial, drug and alcohol abuse has been a menace that has affectedthe entire world. No gender is left Scott free. You will find adults, the elderly, and more sothe younger generation, even teenagers hooked to drugs and alcohol as if it is a means ofdaily bread that they just cannot survive without it. The prevalence of drug and alcohol abuseamong youths is most prevalent, and by each day, the numbers just keep on increasing at analarming rate. Rehabilitation centers have become the new booming business and order of theday just to try and keep our children from drowning in addiction. The sad truth of the matteris 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-depthanalysis of the problem, its causes, effects, treatment remedies, and recommendation to beimplemented to curb the addiction. Furthermore, I will incorporate my personal views andperspectives on the topic and how it generally impacts my overall lifestyle as a youngindividual.Problem statementThere is no disputing the fact that drug and alcohol abuse is causing quite adverseeffects ion the users and their families. Children are mostly falling victims to drinking andusing other hard drugs such as cocaine and marijuana. According to World HealthOrganization statistics on Drug and Substance abuse, it's estimated that a whopping 3.3million 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 yearsand below consume almost 6.2 liters of alcohol, which is pure annually. The number onlykeeps on increasing as over thirty-one million people globally have varied drug disorders and
RESEARCH PAPER ON DRUG AND ALCOHOL ABUSE 3diseases. The situation is, therefore, only getting worse instead of improving because some ofthe 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 diseasesonly escalate and get worse with the use of drugs and alcohol now and then. Drug lords andcartels are also highly centered around schools and parks because they know that Childrenand students are the most vulnerable customers. It's hard to detect the drug lords consideringthey use other children as bait to do their dirty work and sell the drugs to the other childrenwithout being noticed. This also acts as a leeway into other students and children to beinginfluenced by using drugs and alcohol by the peers who sell them.