The numbers of people suffering from drug abuse have increased over the years. And the sadder thing is that most victims of substance abuse are teenagers and young adults. Despite the movements against drugs, there are still many people who create, sell, buy, and use drugs. The dangerous thing about drugs, in addition to their harmful effects to the body and mind, is that they are highly addictive. And you know that addiction is the hardest to get away from. Once you’ve become addicted, you’ll surely find it very hard to quit the addiction. So while you’re still not addicted, please, don’t take drugs.
- Misconception About Drugs
There are several reasons why people take drugs. But there also many reasons why you shouldn’t take drugs. Now, let’s start with why people take drugs. People take drugs because they think it makes them cooler, as though it affirms their being a cool human being. People also take drugs because they want to enhance their abilities. People take drugs because drug turns them into a “superhuman.” People take drugs because it boosts their confidence. People also take drugs because they think drugs are the solutions to their problems. People use drugs because they believe that it’s the best way to escape from reality. Whatever the reason, taking drugs is plain wrong. These are the common reasons that people tell you when they want to convince you to take drugs. Yes, it is true that drugs can provide a sense of peace, a colorful world, a wonderful trip, a well-being, an gratification, and so many other “beautiful” things. But the negative effects always outweigh the “good.”
- Negative Effects of Drugs
When people take drugs, all they think about is being happy. All they think about is escaping the reality. But truth is there’s no other way of escaping reality but facing it. Many think that drugs lift their lives and solve their problems. But in truth, drugs can only worsen your problems. Drugs can even make your life tougher and more miserable than it already is. Here are the things that you should know about drugs:
- Drugs make you lose your control.
- Drugs make you vulnerable to physical, or even sexual, assault.
- Drugs make a danger to yourself and others.
- You have no control over your response to the drug.
- Drugs are highly addictive.
- Drugs are harmful and can affect you physically, biologically, socially, emotionally, and psychologically.
- Drugs can kill you.
You may have ten reasons why you should take drugs. But there are countless of reasons why you shouldn’t. Aside from the fact that drugs are illegal, drugs are harmful and dangerous in many ways. Drugs may make you high, happy, alive, and energized at first. But it all leads to you ending up living a miserable life. It can even land you in jail, mental facility, hospital, or much worse, straight to your grave. So don’t waste your life taking drugs and living a “trippy life.” Face the reality, solve your problems without the need of chemicals, and live a normal life.