Nowadays, visibly clear. Due to the article named

Nowadays, drug addiction are an important cause of
death and many problems in society. Drug addiction, also called ” substance
use disorder “(Mayo Clinic) is a disease that affects a person’s brain and
behavior and leads to an inability to control the use of a legal or illegal
drug or medication. Substances such as alcohol, marijuana and nicotine also are
considered drugs. When you’ve addicted, you may continue using the drug despite
the harm it causes. It is estimated that drug offenders account for more than one-third of the growth
in the state prison population and more than 80 percent of the increase in the
number of federal prison inmates since 1985 (New York Times, 1998) . In
economic terms, One dollar out of every $14 of the nation’s health care bill is
spent to treat those suffering from smoking-related illnesses (Daily Nation
Newspaper, 2017). From the number of addicts and the cost of damage, drug
addiction is a cause of more deaths than any other diseases problem in the
world. This paper will discuss the causes and effects but also provide some
information on how to prevent the hazard of drugs.


There are various reasons why people
experiment with drugs and continue to use them regardless the negative
consequences are visibly clear. Due to the article named “Youth begging for
drugs” on the Mayo Clinic,the most significant factor that contributes to the
drug addiction in the youth in the whole country today is lack of knowledge
about drugs.  Psychological Studies and
support to Drug Users also is known as PSD opened a research on teenagers with
the topic drug using in 9/2014. Sadly, the result showed half of the subject
believed that some drugs cannot be addicted, furthermore, 11% of them confirm
that even the drugs can make them stronger and comfortable.That is a true
story, because nowadays many and many youngsters take drugs as one of the
hobbies and they even convince their friend to join them to fall into the
desire of illusion. Besides, a person’s environment can be part of what causes drug addiction. Drug
addiction is more common in environments where drug abuse is seen or where it’s
seen as permissible. Children who grow up in homes with drug addicts often
become drug addicts themselves. Because most drug use starts in adolescence. Those
with inattentive, abusive or neglectful parents are more prone to drug abuse. Drug
addiction can be the combination of drug experimentation with the lack of
parental oversight.  

We are well aware that there are devastating
consequences following by drug addiction, no matter where they take place. The people who using drugs   throughout the world are negatively affected both
physically and psychologically. However, each type of drug has its own specific
effects, there are some similarities   in
the short-terms and long-terms consequences. Some well-known short-term effects
include increased or decreased appetite, which mean you can’t feel the taste of
anything in your mouth, extreme anxiety and restlessness, short-term alertness,
change in heart rate, impaired vision, reduction of ability to make decisions,
and slow reflexes. Common long-term effects include cardiac arrest, damage to
vital organs, confusion, anxiety, paranoia, overdose, impaired thinking,
violent behavior, depression, and suicide or death. Some drugs not only produce
the short-terms effects, but also the long-terms effects. For example, for
heroin, abusers typically report feeling a surge of pleasurable sensation.
(Sourav,n.d) According to Sourav, addiction itself is a dangerous effect of
heroin. Thus, illegal drugs negatively affect the consumer both psychologically
and physically.