Drug And Alcohol Abuse : Drugs Essay

1889 Words Sep 4th, 2015 8 Pages
Drug and Alcohol Abuse Drugs are not something that plagues the local area, it is all around the world. Drugs have been around for a very long time. Drugs have been hurting people mentally, physically, and emotionally for centuries whether illegal or legal. Some say that drugs are okay, it causes no harm, but the person taking drug. Taking a certain amount or the wrong drugs can get people in trouble or even kill them. Drugs can ruin peoples life’s. The average age of people who first experiment with drugs is thirteen years old, and for alcohol it is even younger. Drugs are a major problem for kids as early as fourth grade(“Facts’’). Drug addiction is a dependence on a legal or illegal drugs or medication. Alcohol and nicotine are legal substances but are also considered drugs (‘’Diseases’’). Being addicted to drugs is very harmful to a person 's body and it can really affect a life in a negative way and it usually takes a while to even realize how much that certain drug can hurt the person using it. Being addicted to drugs causes people to spend more money; it harms them; it is dangerous; people could get in trouble while on the drug, and it hurts a family that loves and cares about them. Their are news stories every day about people abusing drugs, but would people still use them if they knew it would affect a family or if a person wanted to have children? A mother was taking pain pills before and while she was pregnant with her child. She would…

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