Drug and Alcohol Abuse

BY Melanie Adams

Even though it may look like fun, it is a bad idea. Almost half of all drivers who were killed in crashes in 2011 tested positive for drugs. They also had alcohol in their system. Every day, almost 30 people in the United States die in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver. Doing other drugs is not good either. Drug abuse kills about 200,000 people worldwide each year, according to a new United Nations (UN) report. Global treatment for drug abuse would cost $250 billion per year if everyone who needed help received proper care, according to the UN. Some risks of drinking and doing drugs are heart disease, liver disease, high blood pressure, stroke, heart attack, risks to unborn babies, nutrition problems, increased risk of breast cancer, aged skin, depression, and even death. Those things are only a handful of the things that comes from drug and alcohol abuse.

Know a days teens think that they have to do drugs or drink to look cool. That is not the case. You make yourself look cool by your good attitude and kind ways. Drinking and doing drugs are unattractive. It isn't helping you at all. It will probably effect your grades and the way you act around people. If you are already hooked on drinking or achohol I incourge you to find help. It may be hard to stop but your friends and family will be there for you through it all. Most kids start drugs or drinking because they are influenced by their peirs. If you are asked to do drugs or drink, just say no. It's as simple as that.


http://www.dassa.sa.gov.au/site/page.cfmu=122 http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/drugs/Pages/Drugsoverview.aspx http://www.drugabuse.gov/drugsabuse/alcohol http://www.cdc.gov/motorvehiclesafety/impaired_driving/impaired-drv_factsheet.html

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