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The Cause Of Drug Abuse

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November 15, 2017, The music industry lost a very young alternative rap artist by the name of “LIl Peep” The cause of death was an apparent drug overdose due to the amount of Xanax the artist consumed. Throughout Peep’s career, the often talked about drugs and his obsession with them. On his social media he showed drugs and even videos of him consuming them. Sadly he isn’t the only artist or public figure influencing drug abuse. From the trunk of an unknown car, to your doorstep. The amounts of ways drugs can be transported to you are copious. What is a drug?. A drug is a medicine or other substance which has a physiological effect when ingested or otherwise introduced into the body. Social Media has a very big influence on drug abuse and many other things in the world.A new NIDA-funded study analyzed the content and demographic reach of a popular pro-marijuana Twitter handle in 2013 and found that only ten percent of the messages mentioned any risky behaviors associated with marijuana use. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is a component of the National Institutes of Health. Just look at the statistics from this study. About 86 percent of US high school students know someone at school who drinks, smokes or does drugs. Approximately 50 percent know which classmate sells drugs. Just over half of the students admit there is a place either on or near their campus where students use drugs before coming to school or between classes. Just over a third believe doing
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