4 major disadvantages of Drug Abuse
Drug Abuse is a global issue , which the world health organization ( WHO ) always emphasis on the disadvantages of of drug abuse.
Drug Abuse is the illegal or over using a particular substance above the normal prescription for purposes other than what they are meant to be used for .
In our community you will always find peoples who are into drug abuse and that is why they need to know the disadvantages of abusing drugs.
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Causes of drug abuse
There are many factors Contributing to drug abuse.
Here are some of the cause of drug abuse
.Family history of addiction:Drug addiction is more common in some families and likely involves genetic predisposition.
.Mental health disorder.
.Lack of family involvement.
Effect of Drug Abuse
1. HEALTH ISSUES : you should consider the effect of abusing drugs on your health before engaging in it .
Long term effect of abusing drugs may lead heart or lung disease, cancer, mental illness, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, and others.
There many health challenges when you start abusing drugs and that a major reason why you should avoid drug abuse.
2. Addiction : when you abuse drugs, there are high chances you get addicted to it.
Though not all those who abuse drugs get addicted but the chances are slim.
Drug addiction, is a disease that affects a person’s brain and behavior and leads to inability to control the use of a legal or illegal drug or medication. Substances such as alcohol, marijuana and nicotine also are considered drugs. When you’re addicted, you may continue using the drug despite the harm it causes.
It’s advisable you don’t abuse drugs in other to avoid been addicted to a particular drugs or substance.
3. Emotional effect : emotional effect of drug abuse is also an important aspect why you should avoid abusing drugs.
Drugs that are psychoactive, such as cannabis, alcohol, ecstasy and heroin, have the ability to affect your mood. They can arouse certain emotions or dampen down others. This may be why you use them. The changes in your mood or behaviour caused by drugs are the result of changes to your brain.
4. Depression : depression kills faster because it’s can lead to suicide, abusing drugs may lead to depression
Depression is common among people battling an addiction to drugs or alcohol. Substance abuse can trigger or intensify the feelings of loneliness, sadness and hopelessness often associated with depression.
Avoiding drug Abuse is the key to a better living. You can save a life by sharing this post with friends and family.