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Drug abuse

Main ideas of drug abuse

Definition Drug abuse refers to the continued use of dangerous and illegal drugs for non-treatment purposes.
Causes curiosity, enjoyment and pleasure, peer pressure, being rebellious & escape from reality
Effects on individuals It affects their physical and mental health.
Effects on families It may disrupt family life and place financial burden on the family.
Effects on society Crime rates may rise and juvenile offenders may increase.
Effects on the government Productivity may decrease and the government may need to bear extra costs
Solutions (Teenagers) They have to resist temptation and meet good friends.
Solutions (Parents) They can chat with their children, and know about and spot warning signs of abuse early.
Solutions (the government) They can implement preventive measures, review anti-drug laws and organise rehabilitation programmes.
Solutions (schools) They can hold talks on consequences of drug abuse, and promote positive values and a caring culture at school.
Created by: Curtis Cheng
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