Drug addiction has become a large epidemic in our society today and in past generations. I have personally known people addicted to drugs which resulted in losing people whether it was by death or lost them because of their addiction. No matter what the type of drug it may be, they are all going to negatively affect one's life in some aspect. Drug addiction not only affects the person, but also their loved ones. The video about heroin in this lecture was very impactful because it is believed that no one can use this drug in a recreational manner; it is highly addictive and deadly. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2017, nearly 494,000 people in the United States (12-years old or older) reported using heroin in the past year, which is an estimated rate of 0.2 per 100 persons.2 And in 2015, 81,326 emergency department visits occurred for unintentional, heroin-related poisonings in America, which is an estimated rate of almost 26 per 100,000 people. The statistics are astonishing.
This video goes more in depth about heroin addiction: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g49kXbRaZDU