Essay The Problem Of Drug Abuse
Methamphetamine or also known by its street name Crystal Meth, has become a huge problem in Grove City. Meth has started to spread to suburbs outside of inner cities. Middle class suburban families are turning to meth because it is a cheaper alternative to prescription drugs. The abuse of meth needs to receive more media attention. Meth has become a disease that has reached pandemic levels. This physical manifestation of death does nothing but destroy people’s lives. It has many correlations and studies done that prove its disastrous effects.
One study done shows a strong correlation between increased meth usage and an increase in property crime. Meth addicts are responsible for 50-70% of all property crimes (Herron, 2012). An argument could be made that the increase in property crimes in Grove City are a direct result of an increase in…