How does addiction affect society?
Well, addiction affects society in many different ways and almost every single one of them are in a negative manner. Let’s take a few of the obvious ways addiction affects society and discuss them.
First of all, crime is one of the biggest ways that addiction affects society. In geographical areas where drug use is at a high level you will see crime rates through the roof. with higher crime rates come the need for more police officers, judges and corrections officers. With high crime rate comes the need for expanded jails and prisons. With high crime rat comes high prison and jail population. And with all these factors I just mentioned caused by addiction influenced crime rate comes the need for government finances. And where do you think the government gets its money? You got it. From our pockets and our taxes. That is a huge way that addiction affects society. Plain and simple, addiction affects the cost of living in society.
Another way that addiction affects society is by drug influenced areas in society seem to stay repressed. Reputable company chains seem to steer clear of drug riddled areas and seem to migrate to safer areas. You rarely see an upscale mall or restaurant in low income drug influenced areas. And then there are less obvious ways that addiction affects society like in our schools. With addiction comes a lack of family structure and with a lack of family structure comes poor study habits. With these poor study habits comes poor school ratings. Did you know one of the number one reasons families move to a desired area? They move to an area due to school ratings. No one is going to move their child into a F rated school. And I know we briefly talked about crime rates but addiction affects society by elevated crime rates. People either don’t move into high crime rated areas or they move out of high crime rated areas. This stalls the growth of certain areas of society.
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