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Drugs Will Ruin Your Life


Have you ever thought about doing drugs? Drugs can hurt all parts of your body. Drinking and smoking can also lead to bad breath and rotten teeth. Also, cigarette smoke contains over 4,000 chemicals and 400 other toxins. You shouldn't do drugs at a young age. Parents should tell their children about how harmful drugs can be. Just say no and D.A.R.E can help you resist bad drugs. Drugs have nicotine in them and if you do drugs you will get addicted to them. In addition to that, if you get addicted it can cause diseases. 100 people in the US die every day because of drug overdose . Please don’t do drugs!
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D.A.R.E is a very important concept. If you had D.A.R.E you would learn about drugs and how to resist them and you you probably won't do them in the future. On the other hand, if you didn’t have D.A.R.E you wouldn’t learn about drugs and how to resist them and you probably will do drugs in the future. Either way, it’s a 50/50% chance you might do drugs depending on what you are like.
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Just Say "No"

Has anyone ever asked you if you want any kind of drug before? If you answered “No” to that question...then good. If someone asked you if you want any kind of drug and you said yes at a young age it could be a problem because your brain cells aren’t fully formed and you will be miserable for the rest of your life. If someone asks you if you want some kind of drug just say “No!” and walk away.
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  1. Chemicals - a form of matter that has constant chemical characteristics.

  2. Toxins - poisons produced by living organisms

  3. Resist - keep out

  4. Nicotine - a toxic colorless or yellowish oily liquid

  5. Addicted - unable to stop taking

  6. Disease - a disorder of structure or function

  7. Overdose - an excessive and dangerous dose of a drug

  8. D.A.R.E - Define Assess Respond Evaluate / Drug Abuse Resistance Education

  9. Concept - an abstract idea; a general notion

  10. Drug - a medicine or other substance


Q1: How many chemicals and toxins does cigarette smoke contain?

Q2: What part(s) of your body can bad drugs hurt?

Q3: What does D.A.R.E. teach you about?

Q4: What does D.A.R.E. stand for?

Q5: What is a drug?