Drugs are destroying our society (thus) we don’t do something fast, we are going to lose a lot of young people for drugs. As the years pass, drug addiction in Chile increases at an alarming rate, (incidentally), people of all ages are falling victim to drug addiction, but it is the youth and young adults, between 18 and 31, that are the ones who use drugs. What causes drug addiction? Today drug addiction is caused by family problems, peer pressure, and also by a need to experiment.
•Drug addiction is often caused by problems within the family. (Adolescents, who are often living through a crisis stage), (trying to avoid trouble by seeking an easy way out of their problems), especially those problems that are related to family conflict. They want (to forget, they often turn to drugs). Problems within the family often include misunderstanding, miscommunication, abuse, rejection, abandonment, lack of financial resources, difficulties in school, poverty and lack of affection. Young people often feel that they are not being heard (or) their families don’t take them into account. (At first, they want to taste only drugs once, but in reality, it this creates a habit or addiction)
•Drug addiction is also caused by pressure from social circles. People use drugs when there are problems around them, for example, when a person, in order (to be accepted by friends), or as a condition for joining a group, has to drugs. It is best to stay away from such groups of so-called “friends.”
•Finally, (some people addicted because they wanted to experiment) (or) because they are curious. The myths about drugs (reproduced by the mass media), as well as ignorance and misinformation, generate interest in many young people. They see drugs as an attractive phenomenon, so interest is added to the natural need to experience new things. Sometimes, young people develop an insane curiosity, because it has been observed that some adolescents from an early age mimic the act of tasting and feeling the effects of drugs.
Drug addiction (along time ) is slowly destroying the society and this often creates more crime, also destroy family and social circle of people addicted. We must pay close attention (at) time (about) what happens in our families, because (that) this way we can avoid that a loved one fall in drugs.