Fact sheet on drugs

By Sky Song

Definition of Drugs

Drugs are chemicals that release something in your brain called dopamine. It artificially makes you happy and can cause serious side affects if abused. They alter, block, or mimic chemical reactions in the brain. This causes an alteration of the body's normal processes, causing physical (Faster heartbeat, deeper respiration etc.), or mental (Elevated mood, new thought processes etc.) changes.

Why People do drugs

People do drugs so that they can leave the life they are living for a short period of time. Drugs make people happy and forget all the negatives of there life for a grand moment. I say moment because they only get to be in that happy place for a moment, then they go back to what they were struggling with. When they are in that happy place they don't realize that they are killing themselves and harming there body. While it may be awesome for an hour or so, it comes with a lot of more "blahs" then "aahs". Drugs literally destroy your body from head to toe. Not only do they hurt you physically they can kill you mentally too.

Why I don't do drugs

I dont do drugs because I know that it could hurt my chances to get a good education and could ruin my relations with my loved ones and friends. I know that if I do drugs that I will have physical and mental disabilities. I wont learn well and won't be able to ever get the respect I had before. I see that drugs have nothing that will help me get anything I want. Because of this I will never do or want to do drugs.