Drugs: A Social Dilemma

Essay by Megs2970High School, 11th gradeA+, November 2006

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In today's generation, more and more teens seem to be ruining their lives by using drugs. This social dilemma has finally been recognized as what it is- a terribly addicting habit that often goes unnoticed. They are in every home, school, and hospital in the nation. Everywhere you look people are affected by them, but as common as they are it doesn't make them harmless. Drugs are one of the most popular past-times of junior high and high school aged kids these days, and the fad is rapidly increasing. Unfortunately, drugs are also one of the most dangerous past-times as well.

Drugs in our society are more common than people think. Some like caffeine is only a mild drug, offered in school cafeterias. While caffeine isn't as bad as other popular drugs like marijuana, it's still very addictive. "Harder" drugs like Ecstasy and Cocaine can cause more lasting damage, such as hard addiction, heart problems, and even death on the first experience.

While marijuana can create a high that can last all day, it damages much needed brain cells that could be used for more important things, like schoolwork.

The worst part about the high use of drugs in schools today is ignorance from parents and teachers. They are the ones who spend the most time around the teenagers, yet they seem to never notice anything different until it's too late. Drugs are a serious problem that is a part of many people's lives. While people are taking drugs continuously, society can only hope for a better future. Fortunately, there are enough people in the world who can merge together and make a difference. People that have the power and drive it will take to effectively rule out drugs as one of the major problems of our generation. Emerson once...