Drug Abuse

By: Emily Chin

What are Drugs, and What is Drug Abuse?

Drugs are any chemical substances that effect a physical, mental, emotional, or behavioral change in an individual


Some major illicit drugs include:


  • Cocaine
  • Narcotics
  • Marijuana
  • Hallucinogens
  • Heroin
  • Cannabis



Drug abuse is the use of any licit or illicit chemical substance that results in physical, mental, emotional, or behavioral impairment in an individual.

What does Drugs Abuse Do to You?

Drug abuse kills more than 200,000 people a year

What Do I Do?

Try to avoid situations involving drugs. It is hard for a person to try a drug only one time because they are so highly addictive. If anyone ever offers drugs to you, say no. If you know anyone addicted to drugs try to help them by offering a Substance Abuse Counseling Class. The best way to avoid drug abuse is not to do drugs at all.