Drugs and Alcohol

Essay by tesibaby15 September 2004

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One of the biggest problems people cope with today is the addiction of drugs and alcohol. The effects of taking these drugs are dangerous: domestic violence, crimes, accidents, sexual assault or becoming infected with HIV/AIDS. Different studies of domestic violence show a big involvement of high quantities of alcohol and other drugs. These increase the level of aggression. Alcoholism and child abuse, including incest, seem tightly intertwined as well. Parents, being under alcohol influence, abuse their children in a bestial way. The most important thing in this statement is that not only the abusers tend to be heavy drinkers, but the children abused will also become drinkers or drug dependents, and they will also abuse at that time. In a family, the alcoholic women have a negative verbal conflict with her husband than a non-alcoholic woman has. This is a source of misunderstanding between family members, and the results could be very tragic.

The family could end up in divorce or even crime. From violence between parents due to abuse of alcohol or drugs, the children begin to feel the passion and need for taking drugs and drinking alcohol. Most of them will have some experience. Most will understand that taking drugs of any kind doesn't have a happy-end. Others, will continue to ruin their lives, killing themselves as days go by ("Teens" 1/2). The first drug accepted by law is alcohol. One major reason that alcohol is very wanted by teenagers up to age of 21 is because it is prohibited for buying and consuming under that age. As long as there will be this law of prohibition for buying and consuming alcohol under 21 years of age, more and more teenagers will begin to drink more and more alcohol, because this one law of the nature: people try...