By: Madyson Pulliam

What is drug abuse?

- It is the habitual use of drugs to alter one's mood, emotion, or state of consciousness.
- This includes the destructive pattern of using substance or chemicals, that leads to significant physical, mental, emotional problems or distress.

What are the effects of drugs?

- slowed reaction time

- possible mental health decline

- impaired coordination; dizziness; confusion; nausea; sedation; feeling of heaviness in the body; slowed or arrested breathing

- and most importantly, an addiction

How to help someone addicted:

- understand the dangers and risks

- find an adult

- remind them help is available

- encourage them to get help

- support them, support them, SUPPORT THEM