Problem and Solution: Drug Abuse: Layout

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Drug abuse is rife in many countries. Billions of dollars are spent internationally preventing drug use, treating addicts, and fighting drug-related crime.

Although drugs threaten many societies, their effects can also be combated successfully.

This essay looks at some of the effects of drug use on society, and suggests some solutions to the problem.

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Medical effects

Medical examples 1-2




Crime examples 1-2

Drug abuse causes multiple problems for countries and communities.

The medical and psychological effects are very obvious.

Addicts cannot function as normal members of society. They neglect or
abuse their families, and eventually require expensive treatment or hospitalization.

The second effect is on crime.

Huge police resources are needed to fight smuggling and dealing. Criminal gangs and mafia underworlds develop with the money from drugs.

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Education: Examples 1-2


Police: Example 1


  • User example 1
  • User example 2
  • User example 3

However, the menace of drugs can be fought.

Education is the first battle.

Children need to be told at home and in school about drugs. People need to be aware of the effects so that they can avoid this problem.

A second approach is to increase police manpower and create effective legislation to stop dealers.

However the main target should be the user.

Families and counselors need to talk to children and people at risk. Parents need to look at their children and help them to become responsible. Jobs are also needed to give people a role in society.

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Future statement (what will or might happen)

In conclusion,

although the problem of drugs may seem impossible to eliminate, there are concrete steps that can be taken to weaken the hold of drugs on society.

The danger from drugs is too great to ignore.

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