Drugs, Drugs, Drugs

Denae Rivera, Reporter

The United States, including Hawai’i, is struggling with prescription drug abuse along with other life threatening drugs. This hasn’t been a huge issue in the past…however, things are getting a little out of hand as we speak. The sad thing about this is more and more teens are becoming the targeted suspects.

The Hawaiian Islands are made up of eight major islands and a 1,500 mile chain of islets, covering 6,422.6 square miles in the North Central Pacific Ocean. (http://www.gohawaii.com/statewide/travel-tips/history) All of the illegal drugs that are available on the mainland can also be found in the islands, with crystal methamphetamine (ice), marijuana, cocaine HCl, crack cocaine, heroin, and others being the leading threats in the state.

Drugs are taking a toll on children’s childhoods, their education, and overall their LIVES.

Why take drugs? To fit in, to escape, to relax, to relieve boredom, to rebel, or maybe just to experiment? It isn’t worth it! People think drugs are a solution. But eventually, the drugs become the problem. Difficult as it may be to face one’s problems, the consequences of drug use are always worse than the problem one is trying to solve with them. The real answer is to get the facts and not to take drugs in the first place.

Drugs are not worth a precious life.