Treating Drug and Alcohol Abuse

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Drugs and alcohol are very dangerous to your body. They cause you to do things you wouldn’t otherwise do in your normal life. Teens are the most likely to start off a hard life by using drugs and alcohol. Many drink and use drugs to excession, several drink and do drugs on a regular basis, some drink and do drugs on occasion, but a number of people may not like drugs and alcohol and may never use them. Alcohol is a depressant which means it slows down the Central Nervous System. According to the American Medical Association, over 900,000 people die from substance abuse in the United States each year. Alcohol also puts your health at risk. It can cause unsafe sexual activity resulting in accidental pregnancies or it can result in sexually transmitted diseases including AIDS, herpes, and syphilis. Drinking can cause weight gain or some people may have a series of health problems including heart conditions, serosis of the liver, depression, emotional problems, and behavioral problems. In a study by the University of Washington, people who regularly have five or more drinks at a time ,at the age of 13, were much more likely to be overweigh by age 24 compared to people who didn’t drink often were most likely to be overweight or have high blood pressure. People that drink too heavily are putting themselves at risk for damaging their organs such as their liver, heart, and brain. The best way to prevent yourself from drinking is to just say “NO”. If you have a drinking
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