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Drug abuse affects everybody. Substance abuse is a growing problem in the biker community. Unite Bikers Against Drugs is fighting to stop drug abuse in its tracks. We invite all bikers to unite to stop the spread or substance abuse. http://ubadbiker.com
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Drug addiction is one of the gravest dangers being faced by mankind. Drug addiction is no joke; Substance abuse is rampant in most parts of the western world. It is a fact that drug addiction along with alcohol addiction is the number one cause of death among young people.
 
In today's world, the effects of alcohol and drug addiction on the individual are great and the cumulative effects on our society are staggering.
 
These are the facts about drug addiction
 
Estimates of the total overall costs of substance abuse in the United States exceed half a trillion dollars each year. That includes $181 billion for illicit drugs, $168 billion for tobacco and $185 billion for alcohol. What is important to know though is the cost of drug addiction extends to every citizen in the United States of America. We pay for the drug addiction through family disintegration, loss of employment, failure in school, domestic violence, child abuse, and other crimes.
 
Researchers have found a connection between the abuse of tobacco, cocaine, MDMA (ecstasy), amphetamines, and steroids and the development of cardiovascular diseases. Tobacco is responsible for approximately 30% of all heart disease deaths each year.
 
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that drugs are used by approximately 10 to 22 percent of drivers involved in crashes, often in combination with alcohol.
 
31% of America's homeless suffer from drug abuse or alcoholism.
 
Approximately one-third of AIDS cases reported in 2000 (11,635) and most cases of hepatitis C (approximately 25,000 in 2001) in the United States are associated with injection drug use.
 
Approximately half of pediatric AIDS cases (4,700 reported through 2002) result from injection drug use or sex with injection drug users by the child's mother.
 
There are as many as 60% of adults in Federal prisons are there for drug-related crimes.
 
At least half of the individuals arrested for major crimes including homicide, theft, and assault were under the influence of illicit drugs around the time of their arrest.
 
Approximately 50% to 80% of all child abuse and neglect cases substantiated by child protective services involve some degree of substance abuse by the child’s parents.
 
Babies born to mothers who abuse cocaine during pregnancy can be born prematurely and have low birth weights. There may be as many as 45,000 cocaine-exposed babies per year
 
In 2000, approximately 460,000 deaths were attributable to illicit drug abuse and smoking.
 
Drug addiction changes the structure and function of the brain and is frequently referred to as a disease because of these characteristics. The brain's communication system is disrupted and changed from repeated use of substances and so when the addict stops using drugs, a craving is induced. It is for this very reason that addicts are compelled to do whatever it takes to purchase more drugs; prostitution, theft or other crimes. In fact, most incarcerations are somehow directly or indirectly tied to addiction.
 
Increasing numbers of people have become intimately acquainted with the misery of drug addiction: either their own addiction or the addiction of someone they know or care about.
 
It is easy to express concern about substance abuse and to lament the toll it takes on our society. Concern is meaningless, however, if not followed by action from those with the power to implement significant long-term solutions. Join Us.
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