In modern society, desensitization is the name of the game. As long as media continues to advertise sex, violence, and drug use, more and more people will begin to think that these are acceptable modes of behavior. While it may be an extreme view to take, it cannot be denied the problems that society faces are grave, especially when talking about drug abuse. But here lies the trouble: since the process of desensitization has accelerated and intensified over the past decade because of the progression of media technology, how can we convince people, especially teenagers, to take this social ill called drug abuse seriously?
Perhaps the first thing to do in this situation is to continuously impress the fact that drug abuse is a serious social issue. Most of the time, we do not accept the realities that are right in front of us, and choose to believe that these things do not directly concern us. Quite the contrary — drug abuse not only has serious consequences on one’s body, but it also determines a person’s behavior within society. Those who are helplessly addicted to drugs find ways to obtain more of the substance, and this often results into their involvement in a life of harassment and/or crime.
Even if we are not directly involved in drug abuse, the process of attempting to eliminate it from our social system is a task that is of ultimate significance. Its social consequences are as severe as they come, and domestic violence and street crimes are just some of these.