This essay stresses that one of the most common causes of drug use and criminal behavior is working among adolescents. Studies have revealed that adolescents with a history of poor grades are also likely to manifest with alcohol and tobacco use among early teens. For teens with an early criminal history, they are often most likely to use heroin in their late teens. These studies also claim that future heroin users start their drug use at an earlier age as compared to their peers and they are more likely to be very much involved in tobacco and alcohol use, and to use illegal drugs at an earlier age
This paper sets forth a strong relationship between criminality and heroin use. For heroin users, they are also more likely to commit crimes. And they are also more likely to be repeat offenders. In the days when they did not use heroin, their level of criminal activity seems to be lower. Heroin compromises a person’s judgment and his addiction to the drug often prompts him to commit property crimes in order to support his habit. Their economic and environmental issues often contribute to their heroin addiction and for most heroin users, such factors or issues often dictate their behavior. In order for an appropriate program to be carried out to address this heroin and criminality issue, there is a need for the government to address the cause of the addiction – to reduce heroin use among adolescents in order to avoid future continued abuse.