The effects of drug abuse

Document Type:Thesis

Subject Area:English

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It also affects poor and rich countries uniformly. This essay looks at some of the effects that are associated to drug abuse. Consumption of alcohol as one of the drugs that is highly abused has led to mental retardation among children. The intake of alcohol by expectant mothers or mothers who are about to get pregnant could lead to mental retardation of the unborn. Alcohol consumed by the mother moves to the bloodstream of the fetus destroying the mental structure. Drug addicts may turn out to be criminals. Some of the people who abuse drugs may not be able to afford the cost of drugs and end up stealing (Daley , 75). This makes them criminals and land them in jail. On the other hand, they may be violent and commit crimes like rape or murder because of drug influence.

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