Write an essay on drug abuse and its connection with several social problems?
The report will discuss in detail about drug abuse and its connection with several social problems. The report will throw light on the social and economic impact of drug abuse from a global perspective and also the analysis of the report will highlight and suggest how these problems of drug abuse can be prevented or controlled in more constructive manner.
Drug abuse in society
There is a major increase in illicit drug and various social problems are the direct result of these issues (Black, 2013). The reasons of these issues are clear which can be seen in many cases like there is a rapid change in the many alignments as far as politics are concerned. Then there is a problem of reduced family or even society cohesiveness at large. There are a number of cases of unemployment or problems like marginalisation or increase in the number of crime are some of the problems from drug abuse (Black, 2013).
It is a time when people are well aware of their surrounding on an international level and there are some drastic changes and improvement in the many sectors like telecommunication or the standard of living of the people are increasing (Hanson et al., 2013). There are also some changes in the social and political environment and there is constant tension in the political environment these days. The level of investment has expanded and, as a result, many developed and developing countries are benefitting from this a lot (Hanson et al., 2013).
People, products or service and capital can easily cross-border and can be sent to any part of the world very easily these days (Hanson et al., 2013). The same environment which is becoming a boon for many economies are also encouraging or giving the opportunity to many drug producers and traffickers to spread on an international level (Elliott et al., 2012). These producers can easily manufacture drugs in many developing countries and then sell it to different parts of the world. These people can move kilos of drugs easily from one country to another and also invest their huge profit in various financial centres and also get attractive returns (Elliott et al., 2012). These same developments in the technology and standard of living have allowed this kind of business to move money in all over the world (Elliott et al., 2012).
However, the hazardous impact of drug abuse can be clearly seen in the society and countries are coming together to deal with this serious problem in a more constructive manner (Mooney et al., 2014).
There are a number of a study which shows a trend in usage of drugs and also massive abuse. Many of these reports are rather disappointing and a matter of a great worry for all countries across the world (Mooney et al., 2014). In fact, the data provided by these report is not the correct reflection since there are many cases which go unreported. According to report, there are very few countries that report the data or keep a tap on the number of drug addict in the country (Mooney et al., 2014).
Today awareness from the problem of drug abuse can be clearly seen by people (Mooney et al., 2014). There are a number of organisation that are working towards its awareness and also helping people who became the victim of drug abuse through one or the other way (Mooney et al., 2014). Still to translate this awareness and little efforts by some of the organisations still need a proper and constructive action plan to deal with this major challenge (Mooney et al., 2014).
Black, C. (2013). It will never happen to me: Growing up with addiction as youngsters, adolescents, adults. Hazelden Publishing.
Hanson, C. L., Cannon, B., Burton, S., & Giraud-Carrier, C. (2013). An exploration of social circles and prescription drug abuse through Twitter.Journal of medical Internet research, 15(9).
Elliott, D.S., Huizinga, D. and Menard, S., (2012). Multiple problem youth: Delinquency, substance use, and mental health problems. Springer Science & Business Media.
Mooney, L., Knox, D. and Schacht, C., (2014). Understanding social problems. Cengage Learning.