Causes and effects of drugs to youth

Causes and effects of drugs to youth

Youth are curious especially to something they are not familiar to. One of this is ILLEGAL DRUGS. Illegal drugs have different kinds: marijuana, morphine, ecstasy, opium, heroin and many other more. They have different reasons why they use these. Here are some Causes why they use this:

1. Curiosity- youth are more curious nowadays. They try it just for fun.

2. Peer Pressure-Youth are only trying things because of their friends. Being afraid of peer turning their backs on you is a cause of peer pressure.

3. Family Background- youth are trying out this just because they knew already about it through their parents or relatives.

4. Environment- youth are affected not only through their friends but also through their environment. Their environment captures their minds on using illegal drugs.

The youth don’t even know that they will experience things which are effects of drugs. Effects which affect the physical and mental ability of a person. Different drugs have different effects. Here are some Effects of using illegal drugs in general:

1. Feeling of highness- users have this feeling of highness which relieves their problems in life.

2. Physical change – users tend to change their appearance. Either they look older or they look thin.

3. Moody behavior- users have different mood depending on their trip.

Youth are unaware that they are being eaten by their systems. They only care on what they feel now and not what they will feel afterwards.

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shape_shifter 6 years ago from The Free Waters of Planet Earth

This is a great point: "Youth are unaware that they are being eaten by their systems. They only care on what they feel now and not what they will feel afterwards." I think you hit the nail right on the head with that statement... For many, this attitude never changes, even as they grow older...


Jusper 5 years ago

This is absolutely right,it will definitely change the lifes of very many youths.


ALMASIMOHA 5 years ago

Let focus on our future and say NO TO DRUG AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE


ALMASIMOHA 5 years ago

Let focus on our future and say NO TO DRUG AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE


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NarcononVistaBay 5 years ago from California

You are right. I think is time for young people to stop being slaves of the drug cycle. Live a drug-free youth and have a better future


Aliyu Ibrahim Albukurawi Jos 4 years ago

Live a drug free life and focuse on the future. Drugs has no any benefit except that it leads to a bad way and destroys the good thinking of our youth. Shun drug please.


celestine 4 years ago

Drug abuse leads to severe health complications on the Youths and they should be sensitized on these effects


Luke Nthiga 4 years ago

IT'S NOT IN VAIN FOR YOUTHS TO PERSEVERE IN USE OF DRUGS,I COMPARE IT TO SORTS OF UNCONCIOUS FOR WONDERFUL BEINGS LIKE THEM. ACTUALLY THE BIBLE TALKS OF HUMAN BEINGS AS WISE ENOUGH CREATURES WHO CAN MAKE UP THEIR HEADS MEET BY THINKING CRITICALLY AND AVOIDING PRIMITIVE BEHAVIOURS. I MYSELF DON'T MAKE USE OF DRUGS.


themba machenene 4 years ago

we can fight this by believing in our selfs not believing other people.we should only believe in jesus christ


patrice 3 years ago

drugs must be avoided in hundred percent.even the bible is against the drug as a christian we must believe in JESUS CHRIST and request his assistance when we believe that it is not possible and difficult to control ourself.


priyanka prakash 3 years ago

The compliments which are giveen above is 100% right but instead of just saying we should think that what we can do from our level it will work better rather than just shouting.


priyanka prakash 3 years ago

Drugs is one of the most dangerous things is the world . It can ruin life & happiness . I am 13 yrs ... still i can understand so y can't others

who r using this......


Bubbles 3 years ago

This is good information and can help most of the families and kids that are addicted to harmful things that eat out your soul.


Dingo 3 years ago

drugs r bad mk. i almost had to put a knife through my brothers stomach because he was high and was about to attack my mom. and that was the first time. it was that darkness crap it alters your mind bad


sara sallemi 3 years ago

we knew that drugs are too dangereous nowadays espicially of teens


Mansour 2 years ago

drug use is too much dangerous for it destoys your life for good.


juliet 2014 2 years ago

it is good for the youth to know the implication that lies on drug intake and resist from its abuse


laty 21 months ago

Yes it is good.


asia 20 months ago

I would never take any drugs if I do I would kill myself


zintle 14 months ago

Plz don't listen to your friends only listen your feelings


zintle 14 months ago

Plz don't listen to your friends only listen your feelings


cwritesnow 8 months ago from Dushore, pa

Very good article.

Thank you for posting the affects of drugs on youth and how t hey may not be aware of the effects of drugs.

What do you propose as coping mechanisms for kids who have been through rehab but are stilll trying to stay away from the drugs?

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