What is drug abuse?
Drug abuse is the use of illegal drugs such as marijuana, ecstasy, cocaine, LSD, crystal meth, and heroin. (Marijuana is generally an illegal drug, but some states allow doctors to recommend it to adults for certain illnesses.). It can also be the abuse of legitimate drugs (prescription or over-the-counter) when people use the drugs in a manner or in quantities other than directed, or for purposes that are not legitimate.
Why do people take illegal drugs?
High School life can be stressful sometime. Pressure to make friends, establish and maintain relationships, get good grades, excel in sports, deal with crammed schedules, difficult parents, all these can make you feel overwhelmed. You may feel stressed or worse.
Situation of a celebrity is also similar. Life is stressful. We feel so much pressure to meet the expectations of others.
Some people think they can overcome stress by taking drugs. They think drugs can make them happy. They believe drugs can make them feel better. DRUGS DON’T FIX THE PROBLEM CAUSING STRESS IN THE FIRST PLACE. Druguse can actually worsen the situation and lead to even more stress, anxiety, or even depression.
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