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Drug abuse and addiction among adults is very common today. There are very many adults who have become a burden to society because of drug use. For instance, there are very many adults who are no longer productive because of drug use. Such adult addicts have become social welfare program burdens. Older adults and drug abuse not only strains the society financially. It also results in increased social violence and crime. Adult drug addicts and users pose very big threats to our society. For instance, they contribute the most to; broken homes, crime, neglected children, social unrest among many other social problems. Adult drug use doesn't just harm users, it harms the whole community.
Drug addiction/abuse causes many effects. For instance, it results in neglected and broken homes. Because adults become so engrossed in their addiction habits, it becomes impossible for them to be responsible in terms of taking care of their families. As mentioned above, drugs have a very strong effect on the brain especially when you are addicted. It becomes impossible to care about anything else before you take drugs. The tendency to neglect your family becomes very high. It is also very hard to have lasting relationships.
Another common effect of drug abuse among older adults is crime. Most adult addicts result to crime especially when their drug use problems get out of control i.e. one loses their job. Addicts have to get a daily dose of drugs with or without money. Most adult addicts who are unemployed result to crime to finance their habits.
Another common effect of drug addiction among adults is death. This is usually the case among addicts using very dangerous drugs i.e. crystal meth. Such drugs have very harmful effects on the body i.e. brain damage, liver failure e.t.c. When adults overdose on such drugs, the results are usually catastrophic i.e. death.
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