Why do Drugs?


Drugs don't just "make you feel good", there are consequences for taking them

People might encourage you to take drugs. And you might want to, to fit in, or be "cool". But have you ever thought about what happens to you once you do take them?

Drugs can have a harmful impact on your body. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, drugs use, even just occasional use can affect your ability to make good judgement calls. While you probably already knew that, because that's what everyone says, did you know that drugs can cause "lung cancer, heart disease and liver disease"? Did you know that using drugs can also cause mental illness? And depression?

These things can ruin your life! Do you want to be that 20 year old who is suffering from depression and liver disease? How would you be able to have a life? By avoiding drugs, you're pretty much saying "I want to be healthy enough during the best years of my life to do some really fun stuff". Because do you think that people with heart disease get to go skydiving? Or people with mental illnesses get to enjoy trips around the world? So, like Nancy Reagan told us to do; "Just Say No". Or since that's a little before our time, how about "Keep Calm, and Just Say No". That sounds much cooler.

Maybe you are already addicted to something. That's okay, don't think that you are alone though. You're true friends will stay with you through thick and thin.

If you are addicted to something, think about why you are doing this. Is it worth it? Who you can talk to about it? someone is your family? A close friend? Even a doctor or a teacher? Chose someone who you feel comfortable sharing with and who you know won't feel condescending towards you. That first step can be the hardest, but it can help you leap out of that dark hole you may feel that you've fallen into.