Monday, August 11, 2014


I have consistently learned about drugs and their affects through attaining my Psychology degree. What is so important and shocking to me is how much drugs alter the brains of their users. Addiction needs to be seriously treated in the proper manner. I am lucky to not have any known addicts in my family because of the genetic aspect. I am also very fortunate to not be personally close with anyone who does drugs. That being said, it is extremely real.  The area I am located and surrounding parts of Southern New Jersey are really facing an epidemic of drug addiction. Heroin arrests and cases are increasingly all over the news. It is essentially a world wide problem that hopefully science and psychology can continue to help solve.


  1. I agree that not only Southern Jersey, but other Jersey areas, specifically the Jersey Shore, are facing an epidemic of drug addiction as well. Heroin use in particular has sky-rocketed in my hometown and the areas surrounding; and I come from a town that was once known as "the safest town in New Jersey" not even 5 years ago. Now, that is not the case. Heroin use and distribution has become a HUGE problem in the Jersey Shore areas and many young people in my town overdosed this year.