An issue of personal, local, and national concern that I would like to focus in this essay is drugs. There are many reasons why I find drugs to be an issue of great importance to me.
First, drugs is a personal issue to me. For most of my life, I have been living in places where drugs have surrounded me. For the past ten years, I have been living in the Duncan Projects in Jersey City, where the temptation of selling, buying, or even using drugs seems to be growing every day. Every day I see older people and even young kids engaging in the act of buying, selling, and using drugs. I ask myself why do people get involved in drugs; is it because of a financial need? Sometimes people believe that having a lot of money makes them a success, but they are wrong. People also believe that drugs can make their problems go away, but their problems only get worse.
Drugs also surround our schools. Every day I see many students smoking marijuana during their lunch. Most of them think that smoking makes them look cool, and some do it to fit in with their peers. Drugs only prevent them from learning, from doing well in sports, and from getting along with their classmates.
The most frightening and disturbing thing of all is the realization that drugs are available worldwide, and if we don’t get involved in doing something about this problem, drugs are going to be the destruction of future...