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Drugs - Societys New Plague Despite numerous campaigns by the government and police the narcotics trade is one of the most rapidly expanding international criminal industries The result of this trade is triggered by the extremely high level of profit and the annual increase in the number of drug addicts So why are the government and police so much against this trade when one knows that more than a billion dollars a year are being fed into the Bolivian economy as a result of this trading Although many government authorities prohibit the trade with austerity in Amsterdam for instance the situation is more lax The quandary of whether to consider drug addicts as criminals or victims is still an unsettled issue Some state that drug addicts are victims of their crime and should be free from any retribution However how possible is it to ascertain that individuals who indulge of their own free will do not cause any harm upon others If we take the parents of these drug addicts it is quite easy to determine the unbearable affliction they have to endure seeing their children throwing their life away Although no physical harm may be directly associated with such an abuse the psychological pain they have to bare is still considerable But then why did these saps become dependent on drugs They would not have fallen for such a trap unless some unscrupulous people dragged them into it However they would not have embarked on such a deadly journey unless they had already some major problems Caritas director during a seminar organised by the National Youth Council spoke about drugs as being the symptom of something which was not right in todays world In fact people become drug addicts due to solitude and traditional structures which are losing strength These drug addicts some hardly sixteen are people with problems most of the time beyond their control They need help and
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