Influence of Drugs to Youngsters

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THE INFLUENCE OF PROHIBITED DRUGS TO YOUNGSTER

SONNY MADAMBA

February 2013
THE INFLUENCE OF PROHIBITED DRUGS TO YOUNGSTERS

I. INTRODUCTION

Prohibited drugs are often addictive. The word “addictive” means that a person will want to keep taking the drug. They can also be bad for the health and could cause death if overdosed. Drugs can be highly addictive, and that’s one of the main dangers. Drug abuse – two words that strike fear, confusion and concern into parent’s hearts. And with good reasons, as drug abuse can have a serious, life changing impact on youngsters, their physical and mental health is at stake.

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Often they will sacrifice everything for the drug.

One of the most dangerous effects of addiction is denial. The urge to use is so strong that the mind find many ways to rationalize the drug use and addiction. You may drastically underestimate the quantity of drugs you are taking, how much it impacts your life, and the level of control to use drugs.

Denial is an unconscious defense mechanism. Minimizing and rationalizing the addiction is less harmless than admitting that drug use is dangerously out of control. But the prize of denial can be extremely high including the loss of important relationships, job finances, security and physical and mental stability.

If you are really to admit you have a drug problem, congratulations! Recognizing that you have a drug problem is the first step on the road to recovery, one that takes tremendous courage and strength. Facing addiction without minimizing the problem or making excuses can be frightening and overwhelming, but recovery is within reach. If you are ready to change and willing to seek help, make a commitment. Sooner, your recovery will prosper and will build a satisfying, drug free life. Don’t try to do it alone. It’s all too easy to get discouraged and rationalize “GETTING HIGH ONE MORE TIME.” Whether or not you choose to go to a Drug Rehabilitation Program, rely on self-help programs, counseling, support is essential. Recovering from addiction
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