Addiction isn’t a game, we need to start thinking of our future generations, and stop thinking that this problem is just going to eventually go away. Addiction has become a more common thing on our society. We need to inform the new generations the damages that addiction can create. This is a problem that hasn’t got any better throughout the years, it only has gotten worst. First, I need you to know what addiction is exactly. According to Merriam - Webster Dictionary addiction is a compulsive, chronic, physiological or psychological need for a habit-forming substance, behavior, or activity having harmful physical, psychological, or social effects and typically causing well-defined symptoms such as anxiety, irritability, tremors, or nausea upon withdrawal or abstinence. In simpler words this means that a person who’s addicted to something isn’t capable of controlling himself not to the the thing that he is addicted to. In the majority of the cases the person who’s addicted to something is not aware of it until someone removes whatever his addicted to and doesn’t let him have it. Personally I want to talk about being addicted to drugs, because this is the most common addiction in reality. Sadly, this has become something that we see on every high school or college. This is all related to peer pressure or with having problems at home, students feel obligated to do drugs, drink or smoke to fit in with the “cool” kids. The students who are going to though times at home, try to forget by getting high or drunk, what this does to them is ruin their lives. The Medical News Today blog writed an article about drug addiction where it said, “When a person experiences addiction, they cannot control how they use a substance or partake in an activity, and they become dependent on it to cope with daily life.” We need to help those kids or adults who still aren’t completely addicted to drugs, or even the ones who are not on drugs but we can see that they might enter that kind of life. In conclusion we need to start helping the people we know so that they don’t ruin their lives. This message needs to get to everyone, we need to stop addiction by getting the ones who are starting the addiction life.
Felman, A. (2018, October 25). Addiction: Definition, symptoms, withdrawal, and treatment. Retrieved February 2, 2020, from https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/323465.php#addiction-vs-misuse