The Consequences of Drug Abuse
November 24th, 2014
People should know that drug addiction is a disease. Drugs (and alcohol) may feel great while we take them, but the consequences of drugs afterward will definitely want to make us rethink about taking them…or hopefully change our minds about taking them if we haven’t already but were still planning on it.
Drug addiction is a disease. Yes, taking drugs is absolutely our own choice. But once we become addicted to them, things in our body start to change. The way our brain thinks and works will change. Our genes may be altered. These changes will interfere greatly in our lives in more ways than we could have guessed. The decisions we make will be greatly impacted by these changes, and subsequently, not only could we be harmed, but the people around us as well.
There are an extremely wide variety of consequences to becoming addicted to drugs.
The list includes: developing cardiovascular diseases, a higher chance of stroke, an increased chance of developing cancer, being more prone to lung disease, developing respiratory, gastrointestinal, and skeletal effects, and having higher chances of having our kidneys and liver damaged. Lastly, becoming addicted to drugs can also result in varying degrees of mental health illnesses.
The consequences of drug abuse truly are worse than we could possibly expect, and perhaps a thousand pages could be spent explaining each consequence in detail. Ultimately, drug abuse will not only affect us, but it will also affect the people we love as well. This is why it is especially important that you do whatever you can to avoid a drug addiction at all costs. Otherwise, you may develop many of the different consequences that were listed above.