Why Do People Use Drugs?
November 17th, 2014
The sad reality is that reasons people take drugs is because they believe that it will make their lives better, which is a direct contradiction of the many different health effects of having a drug addiction.
Some of the reasons people take drugs include wanting to fit in with the rest of the crowd, to escape a stressful situation, to be rebellious, just as a onetime deal (only for it to develop into an addiction later), or just to have fun. Ultimately, drugs will have served as a bigger problem than a solution.
Becoming addicted to drugs greatly affects our mind and the way we think. Typically, when we think of something it comes to us very quickly.
But when we take drugs, our thoughts can become blurred, and it may be much more difficult to remember things. We will become less coherent, and may make simple mistakes, affecting our work performance or our driving skills on the road. As we fail more and more, we’ll only become addicted to more and more drugs as a solution.
Some people who take drugs may tell you that taking drugs will make you feel happier, and can thus make you feel more cheerful and give you a more positive outlook on life. But this is only true for when you are taking the drug…as soon as it wears off, the physical and mental health consequences will roll in. And each time we take drugs and they wear off, the health consequences will only get worse and worse. Eventually, we may completely change as a person, and the people we know will most likely look at us differently.