The social impact of drug abuse on community life

Med Law. 1991;10(2):205-8.


Drug abuse is often accompanied by a devastating social impact upon community life. The present article focuses on the adverse effect of drug abuse on industry, education and training and the family, as well as on its contribution to violence, crime, financial problems, housing problems, homelessness and vagrancy.

MeSH terms

  • Crime
  • Humans
  • Social Problems*
  • South Africa
  • Substance-Related Disorders*