WHY YOU NEED TO QUITE DRUG ABUSE

 

 

INTRODUCTION

Drug abuse has now turn into a canker worm that have eaten deep into our youth in general. It has now turn into a disaster that agencies and organizations are struggling hard to tackle.

There are over 190 million drug users worldwide and the problem has been increasing at an alarming rate especially among youth between the age of 20-30.

WHAT IS DRUG ABUSE?

According to news medical, drug abuse refers to the use of certain chemicals for the purpose of creating pleasurable effects on the brain.

MOST COMMONLY ABUSED DRUGS

Cannabis, marijuana and hashish are the most widely abused drugs in the world, around 141 million people consume cannabis worldwide.

Cocaine is abused by around 13 million people across the globe, abuse of heroin and other opiods is less common than with other drugs and is taken up by around 8 Million people worldwide mainly in South-south and South-west Asia and Europe.

CAUSES OF DRUG ABUSE

Cause of drug abuse varies with individuals, the onset of drug abuse can be untreated psychiatric issues much as anxiety or depression.

Other possible causes include:


- Curiosity
- Peer group pressure

CATEGORIES OF DRUGS

There are broadly three (3) main categories of drugs they are most abused by individuals namely:

1. DEPRESSANTS

These are sometimes called downers, they are used as sleeping pills and sedatives, and are multi-colored tablets, capsules or liquids.

EFFECTS OF DEPRESSANTS

Some of the effects of depressants includes:

- Slow down brain function
- Slowed pulse and breathing
- Lowered blood pressure
- Results poor concentration
- Brings confusion
- Results visual disturbances
- Cause Depression, fatigue and sluggishness
- Brings fever
- Dilate pupils
- Slurred speech
- Cause disorientation and irritability
- Cause difficulty or inability to breath
- Results impairment of memory
- Lead to death

2. STIMULANTS

Stimulants are also referred to as UPPERS, this category of drug temporarily increase alertness and energy, one of the most commonly used drug in this category is cocaine.

EFFECTS OF STIMULANTS

- Results exhaustion
- Cause apathy and depression
- It is addictive
- Lead to feeling of hostility or paranoia
- Results dangerous high body temperature
- Cause irregular heart beat

3. HALLUCINOGENS

There are drugs that causes hallucinations, users of these types of drugs see images, hear sounds or feel sensations that seem very real but do not exist, some produce sudden and unpredictable changes in the mood of those who use them.

EFFECTS OF HALLUCINOGENS

These types of drugs causes many effects among which are:

- Changes mood of its user
- Affect sensory
- Results hunger
- Intensified feelings
- Increased body temperature
- Cause loss of appetite and dry mouth
- Results sleep problems and excessive sweating
- Cause visual disturbances
- Cause disorganized thinking
- Leads to memory loss and paranoia
- Results panic, amnesia and anxiety
- Cause inability to move, speech problems and suicidal thoughts.

EFFECTS OF DRUG ABUSE

- Damaged immune system which increases susceptibility to infection
- Cardiovascular conditions including heart attacks and collapsed veins
- Nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain
- Liver over exertive or liver failure
- Seizure and strokes
- Widespread brain damage that can interfere with memory, attention and decision making, as well as permanent brain damage
- The user is at risk of contracting hepatitis B and C infection and HIV
- Results loss of employment
- Relationship loss
- Cause of incarceration
- Lead to Financial trouble
- Cause homelessness
- Cause risky sexual behaviour
- and can lead to death

WHAT DRUG ABUSE COULD LEAD TO

Drug abuse could lead to many things, among which are:

- Trauma or abuse
- Mental illness
- Low self-esteem
- Poverty
- Relationship problems
- Lost of loved ones
- Stress
- Health challenges 

CONCLUSION

Drug abuse affect a persons physical well being, mentally and his psychologically.

Its effects overshadows the short time pleasure one gets, so it highly recommended that you quite drugs.

Drugs destroy life ... Drugs kill

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