Substance abuse and addiction have serious consequences in our current social systems, affecting crime rates, hospitalizations, child abuse and child neglect, and are rapidly consuming limited public funding. Drugs adversely affect society in more ways than one. They redirect dopamine in the brain and impair heart and lung function. Addiction has far-reaching consequences that go beyond the addicts themselves, so it's important to build communities against substance abuse.
Drug addiction is a complicated disorder with far-reaching effects for those who know, work with, or support a drug addict.