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Drug Addiction Allison Touchstone http://www.flickr.com/photos/latin_snake/2608354549/lightbox/
Thesis Statement Drug addiction is a devastating issue that is affecting our society today. Addiction takes on many forms, whether itmay be alcoholism, or substance abuse. It affects both the abuser, their family and friends emotionally, mentally, financially and physically. http://www.salvationarmysouth.org/spiritualformation/images/drugs.jpg
“Physicians who are familiar with alcoholism agree there is no such thing as making a normal drinker out of an alcoholic.” -ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, The Big Book http://www.amillionlives.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Effects-of-Alcoholism.jpg http://www.notable-quotes.com/a/alcoholism_quotes.html
Signs of Alcoholism Drinking for relief Need for increasingly large amounts of alcohol to feel drunk “Blackouts” : Not being able to remember events or block of time while drinking Not admitting to having a problem Hiding drinking from others Sneaking drinks Increasing thoughts about alcohol Planning events or entire days around drinking Drinking as soon as they wake up Personality changes and mood swings http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/27/dining/27drin.html?_r=1
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Works Cited Shaw, Brian F., Paul Ritvo, and Jane Irvine. Addiction & Recovery for Dummies. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2005. Print Gwinnell, Esther, and Christine A. Adamec. "Heroin." The Encyclopedia of Drug Abuse. New York NY: Facts On File, 2008. Print Karr, Justin. Alcoholism. Detroit: Greenhaven, 2008. Print. Walker, Ida. Addiction in America: Society, Psychology, and Heredity. Philadelphia: Mason Crest, 2008. Print. Etingoff, Kim. Methamphetamine: Unsafe Speed. Philadelphia: Mason Crest, 2008. Print. Goodwin, William. Marijuana. San Diego, CA: Lucent, 2002. Print. Barter, James. Cocaine and Crack. San Diego, CA: Lucent, 2002. Print. Lennard-Brown, Sarah. Marijuana Chicago, Illinois: Raintree, 2005. Print. Nadelson, Carol C., M.D. The Mental Effects of Heroin. Philadelphia : Chelsea House , 1999. N. pag. Print. Thakkar, Vatsal G., M.D. Addiction . New York: Chelsea House, 2006. N. pag. Print.
Conclusion In conclusion, drug addiction is a problem that needs to be taken seriously.It is so much easier to say no than it is to go through rehab and quit, because once you’re addicted it can take a lifetime of pain to become clean again. So save your life and say no. http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2653/3916151288_6daaf5741d_z.jpg?zz=1