Effects of drug use in our present day society.
NO MATTER WHICH DRUG IT IS, IT SHOULDN'T.......
They meet those same friends, have those same urges and do those same things, etc. Basically, they are drawn back into the cycle.
If there were still asylums, then these people might be there instead of the prisons but then, those asylums were closed down for some reasons.
I would say a modern kind of asylums should be opened up in states but this time, they should have very different goals and objectives, methods of treatment, etc.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/asylums/view/ ) (or you can read the documentary by Debbie Nixon-Hughes here:http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/asylums/interviews/nixonhughes.html )
These findings are titled 'The New Asylums' on pbs.org.
I saw these videos first in one of my lectures. It is titled so because they are trying to show why the "Prisons are the new asylums", seeing as they take in the mentally ill and provide medication for them. In fact, some of these mentally ill try their possible best to make sure they don't leave the prisons (committing minor offenses in the prisons/bad or wrong behavioral conduct) because once they do, they would not be able to afford the medications necessary to keep them sane or performing at their highest possible best.
Why do I talk of Prisons, asylums and mental illness when the caption seems to be drug use and abuse related? They are correlated in some ways and causation is implied in some cases.
I'm also looking for ideas on what can be done to further help these people. I do know that here in Baltimore there are some programs, designed to help schizophrenic, depressed and delusive people. But what else can we do to improve this situation of drug use and the associating mental health instability?