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The following are the consequences or effects of drug trafficking on the individual, family, and nation.

1. Negative Image of the Nation: This illegal and criminal act stigmatizes and gives a negative image to the nation that engages in it or whose citizens are known for drug trafficking.

2. Forfeiture of Assets: Anyone caught in the act of drug trafficking is usually made to forfeit their assets to the government to serve as a deterrent to others.

3. Health/Social: Drug misuse, abuse, and addiction can all lead to both short-term and long-term health effects. The act of drug trafficking usually leads to the spread of drugs in society. This poses a serious threat to public health. Also, it affects the social activities and lives of people.

4. Imprisonment: Any individual caught in the act of drug trafficking is liable to some litigation and punishment. Because there are rules and laws that prevent drug trafficking, offenders usually spend many years in prison.

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5. Death penalty: In some countries, the punishment for drug trafficking is usually death because of its adverse effect on society. Such countries include Malaysia, Singapore, and some Arab nations.

6. Mental disorder: Chronic use of some drugs can lead to both short- and long-term changes in the brain, which can lead to mental health issues including paranoia, depression, anxiety, aggression, hallucinations, and other problems. 

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