Liyuan LiuDr. SB Writ 13520 February 2022
Research Paper Draft
I can remember vividly one specific evening during my childhood, the blue sky was turning orange as the sunset, and a nine-year-old me got lost in an alley filled with drunk and intoxicated individuals, some of whom were passed out in dangerous places along the street. A particular group caught my attention as they tried to assist their friend who had a convulsion but could not do much since they were not sober. Despite being very scared because of my current situation, I felt a sharp pain in my heart, and my eyes stung as I felt pity for all these individuals who looked defeated, helpless, and neglected. That experience, among many others, awakened a strong desire to shed light on the issues of drug abuse, which will enable problem-solving. This paper argues that drug abuse is a prevalent virus that demands society’s attention. To do this, it shall describe the impacts of drug abuse and prove that it is not only destructive to the user but also the whole community.
For as long as I can remember, I have had one best friend, who I currently consider as family, and whose life experience inspired and influenced this topic. At an early age of fourteen years, my friend was introduced to the intake of alcohol, a situation which aggravated when he joined college, and after a short period, it became an addiction. As one of the closest people to this individual, I had a first-hand experience of the impacts of drug abuse on the victims and those involved with or surrounding them. Aside from deteriorating one’s physical and mental wellness, drug abuse results in crimes such as robbery or fraud, which ruins the relationship between the user and the society, particularly the family, friends, and colleagues. Such a discovery made it necessary to enlighten the public, significantly the younger generation, on the effects and need to avoid drug abuse.
A descriptive research design was employed in this study since one of the objectives of this research was to gain information and understand the drug users’ population, which will help identify the impacts of such a lifestyle. The purpose of this design is that it solely describes a sample by evaluating the characteristics and identifying the issues present in a population or organization and does not manipulate the variables (Siedlecki, page 8). In this study, the interview with Jean Crosby was utilized, and it provided more knowledge on the subject as one was able to understand the life ordeals of an alcoholic or drug addict, including the impacts of addiction, the struggles they go through, and how they overcome the habit. Other than that, some facts and statistics were obtained from relevant peer-reviewed articles found from Gale Ebooks, a reliable reference database.
Explain the results attained from the Jean Crosby interview. For one, it revealed that drug abuse causes a cycle where more intake means more money and vice versa. Discuss the consequences experienced by Crosby, such as the worsening of health conditions, poor decision making, money misuse, lack of family ties, and desperation.
Discuss the findings of Mnunguli and Kisangiri (2018) that show statistics for the population suffering from drug use disorders. Write down the statistics given and any more information that supports the argument that drug abuse is a widespread virus.
Use the article written by Chie and colleagues (2015) to give the other results. It shows the relation between drug addiction and an individual’s jobs; include the data given. Also, it gives some of the impacts of drug abuse, which are relevant to this study.
-Summarize the key results and connect them to the paper’s thesis. Ensure that the underlying meaning and purpose of the research is given and connected with the other sections of the paper. Outline the possible implications, the limitations of the study, and any improvements that can further the research. Finish with a takeaway message.
Restate the paper’s central argument. Summarize previously stated arguments and their significance. Finish with a call for action.
Siedlecki, S. L. “Understanding Descriptive Research Designs and Methods.” Clinical Nurse Specialist, Vol. 34 (1), 2020, p. 8-12. DOI: 10.1097/NUR.0000000000000493