Drug and substance abuse has been a critical issue in many societies. Many lives continue to be lost as a result of the use of drugs. Some of the drugs that have been widely abused include cocaine, heroin, marijuana, and alcohol. Despite the presence of stringent laws prohibiting the use of these substances, people continue to violate the law by both selling and consuming these drugs. This accounts why cases of drug related illness such as cirrhosis, which results from alcohol, continue to be prevalent in many societies (Maisto & Connors 220). Amidst the debate and war on drugs, one of the key questions that we don’t addressed is how to be careful when alcohol and drugs are around. This paper explains how one should be careful when alcohol and other drugs are around.
First, it is worth noting that many drugs impair once ability to reason and act. Therefore, when one is around drugs and alcohol, it is important not to let people who are under the influence of these drugs to undertake key responsibilities. For instance, it is not advisable for one to let people under the influence of alcohol to drive (Jacobs 49). This is because these people pose a risk to both their lives and endanger the lives of other people. Another important way to be careful when around drugs and alcohol is that these have been used by people as an identity symbol. People might in some cases force others into using this drug. It is therefore worthwhile that one is vigilant not knowingly or unknowingly lured into using these drugs. For example, a drug might be put in one’s drink without their knowledge (Falkowski 56).This is because these drugs can lead to perpetual harm, which could be avoided through being careful and vigilant on the action of people around drugs and alcohol.
In conclusion, it is important to be careful when one is around alcohol and drugs. Under these circumstances one should not allow people under the influence of drugs engage in crucial responsibilities such handling of a motor vehicle. In addition, it is worthwhile for one to be vigilant not to be knowingly or unknowingly lured into the use of these drugs.
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Jacobs, J. B. Drunk driving: an American dilemma. Chicago, IL: Chicago University Press, 1989. Print.
Maisto, Stephen A., Mark Galizio, and Gerard J. Connors. Drug use and abuse. 3rd ed. Fort Worth: Harcourt Brace College Publishers, 1999. Print.