Drug and substance addiction is defined as, “a chronic, often relapsing brain disease that causes compulsive drug seeking and use, despite harmful consequences to the addicted individual and to those around him or her” (“Understanding drug,” 2012).
Drugs and substances that are commonly abused include alcohol, crack and cocaine, methamphetamine, pain medications and other prescription drugs, stimulants, etc....
[tags: Drug addiction, Addiction, Heroin] - There is an ever-raging "War on Drugs" in our nation and communities.
Per a 2010 National Survey released by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, "23.5 million Americans are addicted to alcohol and drugs.
With billions of tax dollars being set aside to fund prisons, only the smallest fraction is spent providing substance abuse treatment to those who really need it.
More attention needs to be brought to individuals with drug addictions in prison.[tags: Drug addiction, Addiction, Drug abuse] - Drug addiction is a chronic which always the brain disease is relapsed that leads to the seeking of compulsive drugs (NIH 2012).Nowadays, drug abuse still is a serious issue for a long time although the government tries to control the drugs by rigorous imprisonment and better education program.This is a harmful situation and has traumatic effects on individuals, couples, as well as families.People around the abuser focus all their time, energy, and resources on them and this can put a strain on things....It doesn’t matter why people start, the main thing here is to get help at the right time and not to ruin their life and health.When people start taking drugs, with time the way their brain functions and looks is altered.Some people cannot understand that why and how people can be a drug addicted person.And the drug users are regarded as the lack of moral principles or willpower (National Institute on Drug Abuse 2012).It is absolutely necessary to prevent drug addiction levels’ raise, and it is necessary for all the people to take part in this prevention program. - Placing a drug addict in prison will not cure their addiction.