Drug Effects on the Community

2716 Words May 20th, 2005 11 Pages
Do people ever think about the consequences about drug abuse? Not many of us do but we all know what it does to us. Drugs are harmful to the brain and the body system itself; they affect the heart in many ways and because of that people become unconscious as to what their actions are. They do not realize how badly they can harm the community around them. Drugs are normally used by those who are not involved in activities such as, religious clubs, sports, etc. The users are normally stressed out with life and at times they just need something to set their minds aside from problems which occur in their everyday life. There are many reasons as to why and how drugs affect the community around the drug user however; there are also reasons …show more content…
They believe in taking risks and trying new things because they are interested in what it does to them and how. Teenagers aren't aware at all times about the drug and how it can affect the body but they are aware of the fact that it is harmful. Adolescents try things because they think that since their friends are doing it, it is cool to be like them because they assume that drugs make us feel good about ourselves. They believe it reduces stress however it is hard to keep a teenager away from testing such things because this is the time where they ask for their independence. Teenagers are likely to get involved with drugs if they have a history of drug abuse, if they are depressed, if they have a low self-esteem, and if they are left out of groups or clubs which make them feel unwanted. These types of acts should be avoided and the teenager should join all the clubs and/or groups they possibly can so they can stay out of deviance. The teenagers themselves are always the drug users; the parents of the child can be abusing him/her with the use of drugs and is not willing to seek help for it. They believe that being the parent has no influence on the child if they smoke because in school the child is learning not to. However, the child is influenced by the parent more than anyone else that is in contact with them. It is hard to take someone away from that type of mentality that just because their