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Drug Abuse And Effects

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Drug abuse can result in the lost of the relationship, financial status and integrity. One of the most harmful risks is that of engaging in risky sexual activities. For instance, the use of drugs is related to the occurrence of unsafe sexual behavior that places adolescent at risk for pregnancy of contracting sexually transmitted diseases such as HIV/ AIDS. The effects of using drug and covering up for the abuse can lead to behavior that causes difficulties at home. For example, personality change and mood swings, less interest in family activities, increase in arguments, needing more money or stealing. Drugs use can also lead to big changes in your life. Ignorance the rest of the world, living in a world with no real friends, no sun, no flowers, no starts, the only friend of the drug addict is the syringe. Drugs abuse affects society in many ways. In workplace it is costly in terms of lost work time and inefficiency. Drugs users are more likely than nonusers to have occupational accidents, endangering themselves and those around them. Drug related crime could disrupt neighborhoods due to violence among drug dealers, threats to residents, and the crimes of the addicts themselves. In some neighborhoods, younger children are recruited as lookouts and helper because of the lighters sentences given to juvenile offenders, and guns have become commonplace among children and adolescents. Drugs also cost money, for example, a person who spends forty dollars a day on drugs, in a year time they need fourteen thousand six hundred dollars to support their drugs habit for a whole year. Most of drugs addicts so drugged up that they could not go to work, so they are probably unemployed and turn to the streets, for example, many drug users engage in criminal activity, such as burglary and prostitution for income to buy drugs and that where a rise in crime come into the communities




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