Impact of Hard Drugs and Alcohol in Our Community


While all has been said and done about the evils hard drug or weed cause in our society, much has not been said about the effect it has been incurring in our community on a more personal level, the future of our children, as well as our youths, cannot be toyed with and as a concerned citizen with the need to come up and say something, this article has been birthed.

More on this issue is also the fact that crime and its related components have also been on the rise since youths have found this alternative, they engage in fraud, steal, kidnap, or worse maim to get what they want. An upstanding youth who has no source of income suddenly finds himself broke when his money has been squandered on what he feels is just little compared to the gratifying reward he gets in return. The children these youths end up giving birth to are also found to be lacking in morality since their parents lack these. They are not brought up well and as such, they fail to see what’s important in their lives. A vivid example is that of a taxi driver whose dad always forces his mum anytime he feels like having sex since he believes that is what makes it enjoyable for him. This same child was found to be doing the same with his female counterpart when he was caught; he calmly told those who arrested him that he felt that was the best way for both of them to enjoy sex (it was later found out that the lady in question was his girlfriend).

What is most worrying about the effects of hard drugs and weed is that they do not seem to stop soon, no matter how hard the community has tried, there is always a loophole that the youths keep exploring and we continue this vicious circle.

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