How do drugs effect people?

In this article, you will see the negative effects of drugs.

What are the effects of tobacco?

Many people believe even after learning about the negativity of tobacco and smoking, it's still okay and brush it off. Well, it really isn't. Tobacco actually kills 6 million people yearly. Every cigarette you take decreases how much of your life you have left and increases disease for pretty much all of your bodily organs. "Cigarette smoking harms nearly every organ of the body, causes many diseases, and reduces the health of smokers in general. Quitting smoking lowers your risk for smoking-related diseases and can add years to your life" (CDC). Basically, I strongly advise not to smoke or your life will never be the same for the worst.

How can drug abuse affect you and the people around you?

The daily use of drugs is harmful to not just you, but the ones you love. First off, yes it hurts you tremendously. Your body and brain gets weaker every time you take drugs. But other individuals are negatively impacted as well. If you're pregnant, your baby is at risk of disease or a birth defect or even possibly dying. The people who live with you, are friends or family to you, or just the people around you. Second-hand smoke is very harmful and can hurt the ones surrounding you and its just as bad as smoking yourself. Also, when you use drugs your judgement is impaired and you could effect someone else near you for the worst. "Drug abuse hurts the people who take drugs AND the people around them, including families, kids, and babies who aren't yet born. Drug abuse hurts the body and the brain, sometimes forever" (NIH).
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How are teens affected by drug abuse?

Substance abuse of drugs can trigger a permanent deathly cause to the brain. Adolescents are still developing physically and mentally and drugs can't alter these changes in a poor way. They will end up making horrible decisions and be addicted to these drugs for a long, long time. "The teenage years are vital to healthy cognitive function as an adult, so it is important to maintain a strict level of healthy behavior during these years. Drug abuse can impact the brain’s ability to function in the short-term as well as prevent proper growth and development for later in life" (Addiction Center).

You should not use drugs.

All in all, don't use drugs. They will hurt you and others in multiple different ways and change your life in a dreadful way. They can kill you, produce diseases in your body, make you do things you wouldn't while not using them, and much more. If you or a loved one is currently using drugs, try to get help and stop or get them to stop.