There was a time when Americans were shocked to learn that a popular movie star or singer was taking drugs. Today Americans are learning that such things happen to ordinary people like themselves and their children.
According to a recent survey, about 30 million Americans do drugs on a regular basis. Between 5 to 6 million regularly use cocaine and some 500 thousand are addicted to heroin.
Take cocaine as an example. It is a dangerously addictive and very costly drug. This drug has spread from the entertainment world to small town high schools where more than 17％ of the seniors students say they have tried cocaine.
As more and more stronger drags make their way into the nation' s classrooms and factories，more Americans realize they can no longer treat the problem as somebody else's. Many Americans are still searching for answers to drug problems.