Dont Get Me Started on Drug Abuse Essay

808 Words Mar 14th, 2011 4 Pages
Don’t Get Me Started On Drug Abuse

Drug abuse is no longer defined by the World Health Organization as a recognized current medical diagnosis. Instead, they have adopted substance abuse including drug abuse and other things.

Do you agree that drug abuse among young people is a serious problem that we need to be more concerned about? In the United Kingdom, there are several recent studies released which show an increasing statistical trend in drug abuse affecting young people. Due to the Scottish Schools Adolescent Lifestyle and Substance Use Survey (SALSUS) in 2006, 23% of 13-year-old teens and over 53% of 15 year-old teens reported that they had ever used illegal drugs in their lives. From the above statistical information, we
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Damage to the brain cells is another side effect of drugs, which results in a deterioration of memory. In social aspect, Young people who take drug will find it difficult to concentrate on their studies as they need to deal with the ever-growing desire for drugs. Eventually, it will affect the academic result of the drug user and that they will resist attending school. Another side effect of drug abuse is losing consciousness. Unintentional words or actions may hurt others’ feelings. In the long term, these actions will ruin their relationships with their classmates, friends and relatives. As a result, young people will be discouraged and lose their sense of direction and goals. Nevertheless, when adolescents take a certain kind of drug regularly, in order to feel like it did the first time, they will gradually increase the quantity increasing the risk of an overdose. Depending on the type and quantity of drug taken, the overdose will instantly result in serious physical and mental effects.

Drugs are always bad for us. But how can we resist it? Many adolescents may have the misconception that soft drugs are different from hard drugs, and that if they just take some occasionally it will cause no harm. This way of thinking is dangerous. The effects of taking drugs without the supervision of a medical officer can be severe, and, in extreme cases, may even cause death. I think parents and teachers should do more to co-operate in

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