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Causes and effects of drugs to youth

Updated on February 16, 2010

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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      Craig 

      2 years 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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      zintle 

      3 years ago

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

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      zintle 

      3 years ago

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

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      asia 

      3 years ago

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

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      laty 

      3 years ago

      Yes it is good.

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      juliet 2014 

      4 years ago

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

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      Mansour 

      4 years ago

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

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      sara sallemi 

      4 years ago

      we knew that drugs are too dangereous nowadays espicially of teens

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      Dingo 

      5 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

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      Bubbles 

      5 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.

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      priyanka prakash 

      5 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......

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      priyanka prakash 

      5 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.

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      patrice 

      5 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.

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      themba machenene 

      5 years ago

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

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      Luke Nthiga 

      5 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.

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      celestine 

      6 years ago

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

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      Aliyu Ibrahim Albukurawi Jos 

      6 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.

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      NarcononVistaBay 

      6 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

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      ALMASIMOHA 

      6 years ago

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

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      ALMASIMOHA 

      6 years ago

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

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      Jusper 

      7 years ago

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

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      shape_shifter 

      7 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...

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