Do drugs kill? You bet they do. As a counselor for both in-class and online drug classes I often ask my students if they have any experience with friends or family members dying from drug abuse. Not surprisingly, many have.
A recent study revealed reported by Sky News that fewer than one in five people needing help for drug abuse receive it. The net result is more than 200,000 people succumbing to drug addiction issues each year.
Global treatment for drug abusers costs $US250 billion if everyone were to receive proper treatment and care.
The loss in lives is great and breath-taking, however, the loss of productivity and crimes committed by those needing to finance their habit are astronomical.
It has been estimated that there are 230 million people on the planet Earth abusing drugs. That equates to about 5% of the global population. Are you one of these?
The most widely abused drug besides alcohol is of course marijuana. Some call this drug cannabis. The marijuana problem has increased almost 12% in the past five years. Do you think medicinal marijuana plays a role? Statistics say no.
The motto is the same – drug abuse destroys lives. If you or someone you care about abuses drugs or alcohol please seek help. If you prefer to maintain anonymity, there are online drug education classes too.