Essay about Drug Abuse And Its Effects On The World

1259 Words Jan 20th, 2016 6 Pages
Prescriptions are amazingly complex and can be considered the “magic potions” of the world as we know it today. They are capable of providing instant relief to pain and suffering, and not to mention, save many lives every day. This, however, is just the mere surface of what these drugs are really able to do. When most people think of drug abuse, the illegal drugs are what come to mind. It is considered a rarity to hear about a drug bust involving legal medication, yet legal medication remains to be one of the most misused drugs in the world. Many of them are also potentially the most dangerous drugs, and can be deadly if used irresponsibly, excessively, or mixed with other drugs such as alcohol. People who use other drugs, such as heroin, will likely say that their addiction started with the use of prescriptions. Society today is facing a major drug epidemic. Everyone should acknowledge the problem, and be engaged with it to some extent. The enforcement of state laws that regulate the dispense of prescriptions is a mandatory step that needs to be taken to reduce the amount of drug abuse in this nation, and among all humanity.
Drug abuse in America is evidently a huge problem, yet remains to be misunderstood by many people. Elizabeth Foy Larsen writes a strong, informative article about a young woman named Brittany who has fallen into drug abuse. Brittany was a drug free, well rounded student with great potential, just like many other young adults in America. However, one…

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