Drug abuse and social use is becoming an ever increasing problem amongst every age group of our modern society, the sad part is that it is stealing lives, destroying families and breaking down the moral fabric of society in a way which is very often ignored or simply not seen.
If a member of your community is shot dead in his home, it normally makes the next days news, but the hundred of people dying due to overdoses is something which is normally being swept under the carpet and being ignored, it is like a family member who is in prison, everybody knows they are there, but nobody really wants to talk about it.
The real truth behind it all is that drugs are responsible for more deaths and other crimes every year than any other cause, whether it be:
· Death by overdose (Street drugs and prescription drugs)
· Suicide related to drugs
· Gang violence and murders as a result of drugs and territory
· House breaking
The list can go on and on, but the sad fact is that many of these crimes and deaths are very often as a result of drug abuse, use and distribution, so many crimes and deaths can be termed drug related, but this hardly ever even gets five minutes of airtime on the evening news.
Drug abuse is busy stealing the soul of our society and we are all either so far into denial or trying to distance ourselves as much as possible from the problem that it is simply growing on a daily basis and we are all simply sitting back and allowing it to happen, until it steals your child or your loved one and then we are looking for the world to blame.
It is time that we all started to take a proactive stand behind combating drug abuse and distribution, it is now consuming every economic class, race and religion in the world and we are simply allowing it to continue doing so by simply saying that it is not our problem, well tell the mother who lost a son or daughter to drug abuse or addiction that and you will realize soon enough that it is rapidly becoming everybody’s problem.
Drug abuse is infecting our schools, our streets, our churches, our companies, our homes and every aspect of our modern society which you could imagine, but yet it seems no one gives a damn until it is on their own front lawn and their loved ones are suffering its effects.
The more we are able to once again take back control and able to make life difficult for the dealers, to once again make drug abuse unacceptable and to enforce the law about what drugs are acceptable, the sooner we will be able to restore some point of normality to our society.