Are addictive substances solely damage the person who use them?

Some youngsters think that using drugs is just harmful to them and others should not intervene their lives because they use drugs on their own free will. But addiction appears as a social problem in global. It is called a brain disease which increase violent actions by taking drugs. Addiction raises the crime rate by letting addicted to engage in risky situations, increasing risks and damaging the economies of countries.

Economic costs increase with inpatient treatment or outpatient treatment because addiction is an illness which requires treatment. When addicted get involve with crime, this brings in the involvement of criminal justice system which increases the cost even more.