large-scale trends shape our individual choices(2). Mirco problems are small-scale, individual or small group interactions(2). Slide 3 What is drug abuse -Emotinaly damaging -Physically damaging -Life altering consequenses
Notes: Drug abuse is the use of illegal or perscribtion drugs in a way that is harmful towards the indidudual(3). Drug abuse is the umbrealla term for abusing the drugs given by doctors or getting it from the street pharmacy. It can alter your life, be physically damaging and give you a run for your money with your emotions. Slide 4 Why is drug abuse a social problem -Death count -Crime rate -Rehabilitation Notes: Drugs can change a individuals life in a split second. Drug abuse or addiction has become a social problem over the course of a few decades. Of course we all see the 70s of a wild and free time to light up a joint or take some acid. Well as time went on it started to change were drugs became stronger and more potent. Drugs are a leading cause for deaths and suicides in the world. The effects are so different for each individual some are long-term and some are short(4). Slide 5 How has this social problem grown over the years - More Drug Dealers are experimenting - Doctors are not following up with their Patients - Teens are experimenting and get hooked Notes: Individuals have been taking mind-altering substances over a course of the decades now(5). When looking at the use of Cannabis from the 70s to now it has definatly changed. We now have Dispernserys that you can purchase Cannabis for medical reasons with a medical card. Yes, Cannabis is still under the umbrella of drugs. Same with Cannabis the hard drugs like Meth,cocaine and heroin it has changed over the years. The change is that each individual shares drugs in a group. Perscribtion drugs are also on the rise due to the doctors not caring for their patients to much. Then we have teens that are getting adventures and want to try new things and get into the drug category and its not good because it will ruin Teens life if not kill them.
Silde 6 How is drug abuse affecting todays society -Potency -Crime Rates -Judgements Notes: Todays society is so different then what I grew up in as a child. Drugs are more and more in the news of being a problem. Humans are dying from over does and the potency of the actual drug. Studies show that some drugs have increased. Cocaine 11 percent from 1999-2007(5). Marijuana thc levels differ from 1-30 perfecnt form 1990-2007(5). Crime rates are also increased from what they have been. Crime for drug abuse is more when individuals steal to sell what thye stole to get drugs to keep their habit happening. So many people judge the individuals that have a drug problem. Well it’s a problem for a
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