Addiction Awareness Scholarship Campaign 2020 Round 2 - The Important of Addiction Awareness

Name: Jessica ...
From: Glendale, Arizona
School: Arizona State University West Campus
Votes: 395 Addiction Awareness Scholarship Campaign 2020 Round 2 - The Important of Addiction Awareness

The Important of Addiction Awareness

Villa 1

Jessica Villa

The Importance of Addiction Awareness

Addiction Awareness Scholarship

November 05, 2020

The Important of Addiction Awareness

Drug addiction is extremely important in today’s society because many of our people suffer from it every day. As we know, drug addiction corresponds with mental health issues and it’s very crucial to seek help right away. Which most people don’t always because drug addiction is consuming and addictive. It’s hard to escape from and we need to talk about it so people can come to realize addiction isn’t just an addiction but it’s a disease. Let’s discuss why we as a nation are dealing with this addiction crisis, what are the consequences for an individual in society, and lastly how can we solve this problem individually and societal level.

There are many reasons that people suffer from drug addiction such as mental health issues, unsolved trauma, and past physical abuse. In our society, no one ever talks about what caused an individual to pursue these drugs in the first place. Our nation is struggling with drugs because most of the drugs are at easy access and when an individual is addicted, they will do anything to get them. This is incredibly sad, most people that are abusing drugs are living in poverty or are homeless. From my personal experience, my mother started using around the age of thirty and for reasoning it was due to working two jobs and a single mother to five children without any family assistance.

Some consequences for an individual can look like engaging in risk-taking behaviors, mental disorders, and are most likely to be incarcerated for crimes that were committed on drugs. Drug addiction can impact families with at least one drug-addicted parent are more likely to end up homeless or in poverty. However, there can be various consequences of drug addiction individually and on society. For example, individuals consuming drugs can influence society because the crave of the drug can force an individual to do it too by using violence, peer pressure. As you can see, the majority of people consuming drugs start younger and younger and many adults start every day either with other drugs or marijuana.

As you can see, the majority of people consuming drugs start younger and younger and many adults start every day either with other drugs or marijuana.

Further on, how do we solve this problem at an individual and societal type of level? As a society, we can start by posting flyers and posters for people suffering with drug addiction. Also, we could normalize mental issues and disorders because there’s a lot of stigma going on about mental health by adults. In our world today, if we would have affordable mental health services for adults that could eliminate a certain population that abuses drugs. In the end, it’s up to an individual to get the help because it’s their personal life at stake.

In conclusion, drug addiction is extremely important and we need to make everyone aware that addiction is not only a choice a person makes at some point yet it’s a disease. No one ever wakes up one morning and decides they want to be an addict. For example, my own mother was very addicted to heroin and had no hope until a tragic milestone hit her. My mother had a stroke that severely left her physically and mentally disabled. Lastly, it’s very important that we’re mindful to put the stigma and stereotypes aside and help our people struggling with addiction because that’s what they need.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Seasons In Malibu

Drug Rehab & Addiction Treatment Center
5 Star rating image
4.8 out of 5 with 51 ratings

(An aggregate of Consumer Affairs, Facebook and Google reviews)

Addiction Awareness Scholarship Campaign 2020 Round 2 - The Important of Addiction Awareness
Copyright © 2020 Seasons Recovery Centers LLC, All rights reserved. | Privacy Policy