Drug addiction and its impact on a youth’s life Young adult drug addiction is a huge problem faced by societies across the World. Every parent has nightmares about it and wants to keep their children off the hold of drug addiction. Drug abuse has various connotations in a youngster’s life – during these important formative years somebody who loses his/her way can be lost forever. These cases should be dealt with extreme caution and patience, first let us try to understand the level of damage drug abuse can cause in a youngster’s life at various levels. Impact on Health A means to a healthy life is what we all yearn for. Developing the right habits at a young age is an important aspect of life. If we fall prey to drugs at a young age the impact on health can be longterm and devastating. The effects can be as mild as loss of energy, rapid weight gain or loss, damage to tissues to severe effects like permanent brain damage and organ failure. Social Impact If you thought the impact on health was the worst, social impact can equally damaging. The punishment for a youth caught with banned substances can include fines to time spent in correction facilities to scarring you’re entire life with a criminal record. Such a dark history can lead to discrimination even after you’ve overcome your addiction in the way of roadblocks to education and employment opportunities. The very involvement in drugs can lead to mingling with antisocial elements and without you noticing you could be part of crimes ranging from robbery to violence. It will also put you in a difficult predicament of being away from family, friends and people you love. Drugs can cause these psychological barriers leading to withdrawal from normal social activities. Poor performance in education and prolonged absence from classes are also commonly noticed. Financial Impact Young adult drug addiction has severe financial implications too. People affected with drug abuse are often repeat offenders and intake drugs frequently. These substances are expensive and you’re continuous pursuit can blow a hole in your pocket. At a stage in life where you’re financially dependent or just starting to become independent, expenses such as these can be hard to fulfill. Your addiction will drive you to acquire the money by all means possible, which is dangerous.
Published on May 31, 2012
Published on May 31, 2012
Young adult drug addiction is a huge problem faced by societies across the World. Every parent has nightmares about it and wants to keep the...