Name: Ericka vrooman
From: Pulaski, new york
Addiction Awareness Scholarship
As a nation we deal with a lot of different issues daily; one of those issues is addiction. Addiction comes in many ways such as drugs, sex, shopping, eating, you name it, the us has it. I believe we as a nation are dealing with an addiction issue because of how easily access able everything is to us, in addition to peer pressure thinking that it can be fun and not hurt anyone. The consequences do not seem that harsh to some people. I feel by living in certain areas can influence addiction. Depending on what the addiction is have be anywhere from life taking to jail time. Either of these ways can be life changing to family and friends and whole communities, meaning life’s will be changed for years some in a good way other in a bad way. In order to remedy a crisis people and communities need to be accepting that there is an issue that needs to be fixed and be willing to fix it. To fix a crisis most times the government needs to get involved and set boundaries meaning people can’t get away for dealing with drugs and other addictions as easily as they do now. There really needs to be a harsh punishment done to people who encourage addiction.