Drug Abuse and Drug Overdose

One of the biggest problems with American society is drug abuse, which often leads to drug overdose. The amount of people dying from drug overdose each year in the United States is insanely high. According to the CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 114 people die from drug overdose and over 6,700 people are sent to emergency departments every day (Prescription Drug Overdose in the United States: Fact Sheet). This is ridiculous since most of the time taking drugs is a conscious decision made. How stupid are people!

Drug abuse is becoming too much of a problem in America, as the number of people dying and committing crimes are peaking. How can America compete in the world when their own people are out of control? Either people need to get their life together or serious actions need to be taken. Personally I think cops need to increase their surveillance because the amount of drugs circulating right now in America is dangerously high. Lethal drugs like heroin and cocaine are popping up in areas that had never seen such drugs.

Why do people take drugs? Maybe people take drugs to feel better about themselves. Others may want to relive stress in their life. I guess in these circumstances drugs are a viable option. However, people could be reasonable and seek help from other people, or do something productive that will not run the risk of killing them. People need to realize that drugs are not the only option for happiness and a more fulfilling life.

Drugs are also extremely addictive making them a more severe problem. People become so addicted that they start abusing drugs in large quantities. This in large part leads to lethal drug injections that often cause people to overdose and die.

If these people could only see into the future of what drugs will do to their life, they would never start taking them. Drug abusers just need a mentor or positive role model that can help lead them down a path of a more fulfilling life.


“Prescription Drug Overdose in the United States: Fact Sheet”. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 17 October 2014.


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