Prepared for Ahmad M. | Delivered August 10, 2019
Impact of Drug Abuse
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To understand the impact of drug abuse in order to educate others on the harmful effects of drugs.
provides information and insights surrounding drug addiction and the negative effects it can have. One in four deaths results from illicit drug use.
Substance use disorders are
cover a variety of drug related issues, including information on
emergency room data
, prevention and treatment programs, and
other research findings
describes nationwide US trends in drug abuse and addiction, focusing on past-month use for illicit drugs (including marijuana and prescription drugs), alcohol, and tobacco.
According to the
National Survey on Drug Use
and Health (NSDUH), 19.7 million American adults (aged 12 and older) battled a substance use disorder in 2017.
In 2017, approximately 4% of the American adolescent
population age 12 to 17
suffered from a substance use disorder; this equals 992,000 teens or 1 in 25 people in this age group.
among young adults between 18 and 25 years old has doubled in the past decade.
Drug abuse also has
on the addict’s immediate family.
have found that a large percentage of child abuse and
cases involve the use of drugs or alcohol.
The connection between
drug addiction, alcoholism, and violence
crosses many thresholds (individual psychology, public health, and domestic violence, to name a few), and is vitally important in understanding the scope of how controlled substances can affect people.
Before seeking treatment for
, the rate of violent acts was as high as 72 percent among men and 50 percent among women.
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