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Drug Addiction Drugs are not new Man has been experimenting with them for thousands of years People use them to escape feelings of isolation and to feel a sense of unity with everything and everyone around them The appeal is that they change the way a person feels and perceives the world around her Users take them to feel more sociable relieve boredom and forget problems Addiction doesnt discriminate- addicts come from everywhere There are a myriad of attitudes concerning drug addicts and everyone falls into a category concerning drug usage Some are lucky enough to have never been an addict some are completely incapacitated by their addiction some are functionalE addicts and then there are recovered addicts Many people have never been addicted drugs and will never fully experience the physical and mental torment that drugs cause They believe that people who abuse drugs are degenerates and should be looked down upon preaching to others about not doing it without ever really understanding the addiction Or they hate the idea of losing control so much that theyre determined never to take drugs even if it makes them feel like an outsider at times Our society has caused us to believe that the typical drug addict is from a lower income area or the inner city when in fact drugs affect all types of people everywhere Not realizing that drugs do not discriminate most people are probably in close contact with an addict without ever knowing it People who have never been addicted to drugs are the lucky ones who are fortunate enough to have overcome peer pressure They are content enough in their lives that they dont dont feel the constant need for drugs to give a different outlook on life Everyone who has experimented with but did not become addicted to drugs also falls into this category Addicts who are completely incapacitated by their addiction have not naturally developed the kind of rational
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