Addiction to drugs and the associated problems of drug addiction have plagued individuals
and society for many years. This has been a primary cause of many
health issues and crime problems. Drug addiction has many harmful
consequences for the addict, including loss of employment, marriage and
family breakdown, domestic violence, child abuse and failure in school.
It is important to be aware of the different illegal drugs in common
use these days, their effects,
and the appropriate ways to combat an addiction to them.