For my social problems course that I'm currently taking, I was asked to pick 2 social problems that I care about most deeply. I picked drug addiction and suicide because I've struggled with addiction myself for several years now and also been on the other side of the equation when my ex-fiance was struggling with it. Also, in the city that I live in, drugs are a huge problem all-around. There are high rates of drug use as well as other drug-related crimes, which affect many of the city's neighborhoods and residents. And I feel like the issue of suicide is usually just brushed under the rug and forgotten about, not to mention most people are hesitant to discuss it because of all the associated taboos and stereotypes. After Robin Williams' death, the issue of suicide has come to the forefront of the media, but will soon be in the back of everyone's mind again when the situation blows over. And if you look back at Kurt Cobain's suicide, most people seemed to care more that it was "the death of grunge music" more so than the fact that an actual human being died. Anyway, it was pretty interesting to hear other people's picks as well, so I was just wondering what would yours be and why?