Hippo Campi Persuasive Speech

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Inside of your brain there are two sea monsters, one on each side. The proper name for these sea monsters are called the Hippo Campus, or Hippo Campi when referring to both. This The Hippo Campi control new memories and regulate mood. It is the first responder to new memories, and in grabbing learned memories. That’s the why you need to protect this part of your brain, because until you reach age twenty-one, it doesn’t stop growing, and the rest of your brain will finish growing and developing around twenty-five. That’s why you shouldn’t drink alcohol or do illegal drugs or abuse until twenty-five. You should never abuse drugs and or do illegal ones but if you do it really should be after twenty-five. When you drink and put toxins in your …show more content…
This isn’t okay because 13-25 year old bodies are so venerable and can be hurt so easily, because they are still growing. Teenagers are educated throughout their life though, so why would they still make the choice to do drugs? Yes it’s a choice. Peer-pressure is a choice because you choose your friends, so choosing to hang out with druggies or negative influences means your choosing to do drugs and be viewed negatively. Most teens do drugs to relax, to have fun and party, to alter their state, to escape, to experiment, and to fit in socially. Teens aren’t as mature and don’t have as much knowledge as adults so they don’t know that there are other ways to relax, and escape and party. Therefore you have to show your kids other ways aside from them not knowing a lot of teens have misinformation about …show more content…
As earlier stated these type of drugs will stunt growth for sixth months. Meaning no new things learned for six months or very little remembered/learned. Let me go into a little more detail on the effects of drugs. Tobacco a legal drug, I call it a drug because it is addictive and it kills, so therefore it is a drug. Its side effects are bronchitis, gum disease, cancer (many different kinds; millions), stroke, early aging, raspy-ness to the voice, addiction, and eventually death. Alcohol, an addictive mind altering drug, which was intended for medicinal use, has deadly consequences. When you hit your head really hard you can’t remember things, you slur your speech, and you lose motor control, plus you get tired. There are more symptoms, which most symptoms of brain injury are the same as an alcohol hangover. Alcohol is very dangerous because it impairs judgment, makes stupidity and reckless decisions look fun and or smart. Another drug people love to mess with is Meth (Methamphetamine), which can thicken out blood and kill you so can it’s two cousins Coke and Heroin. Some side effects of Meth are cardiac damage because it thickens your blood, elevated heart rate (like you just ran a race or witnessed you favorite team win the super bowl while you were there, meth mouth (diseased/decaying gums and teeth), convulsions, and seizures or hospitalization. Meth speeds you up for about fifteen to thirty

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