I have noticed that the poorer the community, is the braver the drug pusher gets; he sells his drugs out in the open where everyone (and anyone) can see him; it’s as though he doesn’t give a damn.
In the affluent areas, the drug pusher is extremely cautious; he doesn’t advertise his contraband for everyone to see; he does his very best to keep his identity a secret, because he lives a double life (He maintains his facade as a respectful member of his community). In the daytime, he attends his well-paying job and when he is not at his job, he gets a few of his well-trusted friends to work for him on a contractual basis (That contract is a verbal one since none of the parties involved would like to be identified as drug pushers).
The rich folks are in a better position to send their children (or any of their loved ones) to a high-end drug rehabilitation centre — a place where the doctors and nurses can see to it that their paying clients (their patients) can figuratively kick their drug habit.
Unfortunately, many people in the poorer communities are unable to pay to send their loved ones who are afflicted by drugs to one of those prestigious rehabilitation centres.
The afflicted ones soon become a menace to society. They may steal from others or engage in prostitution in order to fund their drug habit.
As time goes along, they may end up dead, or sick due to poor health practices, or if they are lucky, they end up in jail where they have no choice but to give up their drug habit in a “Cold Turkey” fashion.
Illegal drugs ruin lives; that is why it is good to talk to your children about it in a loving manner; hopefully, that might held them in making the right choice of staying clean and sober.
Be advised that children also learn from their parent’s examples. If the parent does illegal drugs within their home or out in the open, chances are, their son or daughter is not going to take their “Pep Talk” on drugs seriously.
Life is too precious to waste on drugs. Never hesitate to do your part in keeping your community safe from this type of threat; because it can devour one’s community like a proverbial cancer.