Drug Abuse: Everyone’s Problem

Drug abuse

Each day we hear more and more about drug addicts and their supplies. Where does it come from; from whom does it come? There isn’t a day goes by that someone is talking about the “drug war” in this country.

One of the things I have observed is that most people have the (wrong) idea that drug addicts and users belong to another part of society and they don’t have anything to do with them. That couldn’t be more wrong. There are people who go to work each day who are drug users. Drug abuse is one of our nation’s social problems. Did you know that almost half of the people in this country know someone with a drug abuse problem? This problem affects you—if you are poor or rich, Mexican, African American or white; well educated or not. All of us in this country should have the understanding that we are all affected by drug use.

We need to get our heads out of the sand and understand that our taxes are higher because law enforcement agencies need tax money to keep our communities safe. Our healthcare system is full of abusers who go to emergency rooms and cannot pay for it, so we have to pay for it with our tax dollars. So when you pay your taxes at the end of the year or during the year, your hard-earned money is going to the problems related to drug use and abuse. But it is clear that the bulk of those actions are merely holding patterns—attempts to run damage control on the problems created by drug abuse. The continually growing problem of drug abuse in our society is ample proof that these actions are not addressing the actual problem.

If you or someone you love needs help from a drug abuse rehab, there is help. Contact our hotline now. Narconon Louisiana is a non-profit drug rehab facility that helps you withdraw and detox from drugs in a safe, drug-free and highly effective way. Counselors are ready to take your call.