They may physically and mentally abuse their friends and family.
Drinking makes the drinker feel he or she is more confident.
Therefore, there is always the risk that he will overdose and die.
Withdrawal from heroin can cause severe illness and death. Drug addicts need money to support their habits, and all users, addicts or casual users, are careless and reckless when under the influence.
With the exception of drug-related homicides, which have declined in recent years, drug-related crime is continuing at a strong and steady pace. In 1994, state and local law enforcement agencies made an estimated 1.14 million arrests for drug law violations.
The largest percentage of these arrests was for drug possession (75.1 percent).Drug users commit property crimes, such as robbing a house or a store.Drug users also commit personal crimes, like mugging, armed robbery and even murder. It makes innocent citizens scared to walk out of their own homes, in their own neighborhoods. Drug abuse drains society's resources by requiring that taxes be spent on funding enforcement agencies, educational programs and treatment facilities and on prosecution of drug users and dealers.Alcoholics normally drink a lot on mornings and weeknights, times which separate them for normal "social" drinkers.Often, the alcohol will bring out a violent temper in alcoholics.Drugs hurt future generations of citizens, because drug abuse, particularly of marijuana, is predominantly a problem among teens and teens are our future. We should keep drugs from entering the country and incarcerate dealers and smugglers.Our society is hurt economically because every year millions of American dollars leave this country illegally, invested in places such as Turkey and Colombia, as a result of Americans trafficking in the drug trades of those countries. To attack the demand, we should educate young people on the risk of bodily harm, mental harm and the damage to family and relationships.More coursework: 1 - A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I - J | K - L | M | N - O | P - S | T | U - Y Drug Abuse Drug abuse is one of the most discouraged behaviors in our country.Use of illegal drugs is harmful to the user and all those with whom the user comes in contact.Marijuana tends to diminish the ambition and motivation in the user.In the long run, it may cause lung cancer and other respiratory problems. Cocaine is snorted or smoked as " crack"(a cheaper and, as a result of being so affordable, more addictive way).