Monday, November 26, 2012

How Drugs Affect Our Society

Illegal drugs have so much impact in my life. Well, what you think is not really the real reason behind of it though. I don’t use illegal drugs, ever since! Although I became the rebellious daughter of my parents, drugs have never influenced me and never been part of my teenage life.

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Perhaps, you’re wondering why. For some reason this particular stupid stuff almost torn apart the relationship of my family. But nevertheless, God is good for keeping it intact still. This is also one of the reasons why the relationship of my kids’ father and I had gone.

Just today, I read a news- article about two girls killed in Caloocan. It was really a tragic incident. And what’s worst? There are no suspects yet, but then the people in the said place are suspecting those drug users in their village.

I wonder if our government has ever noticed these practices since it’s getting rampant these days. What does their reaction about this? How about some plans or actions towards this problem? Does this particular problem will ever be solved? I wonder when they will ever work on this.

How drugs can affect our society?

It has really big impact to our society especially for those families of the victims and those innocents who will be influenced of these illegal drugs sooner. With that, our government and as well, citizens should act against with this plague in our society. There are varieties of drugs nowadays such as ecstasy, speed/crank or commonly known in its street name as “shabu”, marijuana (although this particular stuff is legalize in other country, still it is consider as illegal drugs for others) and so much more. And each of these has its own side effects towards human if being used.

These specific drugs and those I haven’t mention above, can ruin one’s life not just presently but in its future as well. It can also destroy one’s family.

Why do drugs are addictive?

Drugs contain chemicals that results to a person to become addictive on it. Since addiction is a form of abnormal functioning of one’s mind, chemicals that are drugs made of take advantage of it.

Disadvantage of using illegal drugs:

For some reasons, there are unexplainable feelings that mostly drug users why kept on using such thing- and that is the temporary pleasure. At the same time, it also affects one’s behavior. Taking drugs, slowly damaging one’s brain. Aside from the temporary pleasure a person could experience, there are other side effects also will surely one will be experiencing which will also lead to permanent. Side effects include anxiety, paranoia, headache, schizophrenia, panic attacks, confusion and a lot more- in short mental disability.

Aside from that, it is one of the reasons too why crimes are getting rampant. And what’s worse is that… more of the crimes nowadays are very brutal and drastic.

How one can avoid using Illegal drugs?

For users, getting a rehab is the best remedy to avoid using illegal drugs. It can also help one’s self from getting retardation and mental disability in the future. And aside from that, it is believe to help lessen the crimes that are getting bigger each year.

In other hand, it is very important too for parents to lead their child/children from possible circumstances especially when it comes to teenagers. Peer pressure occurs during this stage, and this is mostly the time teenagers are expose to drugs if mislead by parents/guardians. Thence, guidance and regular update of parents should be present all the time.

If we do not want to see our kids suffer from mental disability or see them behind the bars and become one of the killers of the future, better guide them. Be a parent!

18 comments:

  1. Illegal drugs are by no means do any good. Thanks for following sis, followed back and liked your FB page as well.

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  2. Illegal drugs has always been a menace to society. Drastic measures need to be done by the government to eradicate them for good.

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  3. The thing with drugs is, they impair one's better judgement and make one do unimaginable acts. It's sad... scary. Drugs destroy.

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  4. lots of tragic things happening in our society due to use of illegal drugs. and the thing is, this is not just happening in our country but all over the world. i hope that day will come when everyone would come into their senses and realize that there's no point using these substances

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  5. I can relate much to this drug addiction stuff for it nearly ruined my life. Thanks, someone had lead me back to Jesus. For parents, it is a must that we devote quality time with our kids. We should be also aware who our kids' friends are, for much of their time are spent with them. Lastly, lead them to church and teach them LOVE.

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  6. Illegal drugs won't do anyone any good. It will just ruin your life and the lives of the people around you. But let's not put the blame on the parents only. Most of the times the parents are actually doing their job as good parents but there are teenagers who just can't avoid temptation. Call it peer pressure or anything, but in the end they are the one responsible of their own lives.

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  7. Illegal drugs always have ill-effects to the society; many live have been ruined due to this. Its important therefore that families should instill in their kids necessary love and attention such they will not be swayed away into this kind of habit, if ever.

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  8. Teenagers are much difficult to understand these days and just recently discovered that one of my nephew learned to smoke early in high school. Haay. We just have to find away to control them without restricting them.

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  9. being socially active and making people/teenager feels like they we'rent alone or someone do care for them will greatly help them turn their back from using illegal drugs. :)

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  10. I don't agree that we should almost always blame violent crime on 'drug users' and 'drug dealers'. Sure, they can be desperate for money in order to finance their 'hobby', but has anyone here seen a person who's "high"? It's not exactly the best state of mind to plan out complicated crimes.

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  11. @jsncruz: not really always, but most of the time as far as I know... most of the suspects of crimes these days are influenced with drugs.

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  12. Illegal drugs are like CANCER in the society. Drug users and pushers can be worst killers but they can be cured if they themselves have the courage to change. Support and love from family are important. Those drugs are useless if nobody will care to take them.

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  13. Illegal will always be illegal and bad whatever short term happiness it may bring. Drugs that are branded illegal is because they cause more harm than it could help.

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  14. Drugs really won't do any good to human's mind and body. We have to fight it though, the illegal selling and usage of it.

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  15. Drugs, money, power, broken relationships, death, all negatives... let communication reign in the family! it matters a lot!

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  16. Jail the pusher; not the user. This is why sports in brgys should be promoted, especially for the youngsters. Pag wala kcing magawa, it's so easy to turn to well... you said it!

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  17. haays how drugs can bring out the monster on the user. a few nights ago, me and husband were wondering why drugs is so addicting.. you now the question of why did they have to do that or use that? we're talking about Whitney Houston and celebrities who uses drugs.. and we can't find the answer why..

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  18. Hey it's not just the "illegal" drugs. Alcohol and tobacco are legal...but they do no good either.

    And I don't think it's only just sports that should be promoted. I think children's and youth ministries should be too. I know so many very clean-living young people, and they all go to youth ministry.

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