In a world where drugs are a dominant part of life, it is hard to imagine there is hope for those addicted. It seems there are more people trying to keep people addicted than there are those who are trying to get people to stop doing drugs. It has not just become a nationwide epidemic; it has become a worldwide one. It will only get worse as more and more drugs make their way to the United States through our porous Mexican border. There is no quick solution for keeping drugs out of this country; for every fence we put up there is a new tunnel we have not found yet.
There is still hope for America and it starts with the individual. It starts with those who are addicts and those who know people that are addicted to drugs. The way to solve this is to get help. There are several drug rehab centers that will oblige to help those in need of help. These facilities have competent staff members who know what it is like to be a slave to drugs and addiction. Many patients have seen tremendous success in these places and that has been directly correlated to the staff on hand.
Drug addicts need a support system, and even though there is plenty of support at drug rehab centers, they need more. They need their friends to know that they are supported by them. Their family needs to come to the facility where they are being housed and make frequent visits; otherwise when these drug addicts are released, they may return back to their addiction. Regardless, there is hope that we must not ignore, but encourage. These facilities are not like the old days where torture and medical malpractice were rampant. Getting help here is the beginning of ending murder and violence in traffic countries like Mexico.
We have to look within our borders to lessen what happens at our borders. If we continue to use drugs then drug dealers from other nations will continue to supply us with drugs. The only way we can solve this dilemma is to talk to those we know who are addicted and seek help for them. If the drugs do not kill them, they will forever be locked in this vicious addictive cycle. Further, their addiction contributes to drug related murders in this country as well as other countries.