In order to understand how drugs affect you, you must understand what drugs actually are. I am sure there are a lot of people that know this, but I just want to share my viewpoints on drugs and what they do.
In general, drugs alter the chemical state of a person’s body and mind. Drugs can be categorized in three groups.
Medicines: As drugs change the chemical state of your body and/or mind, when you feel sick you are given some drugs by your doctor to try and force balance the chemical imbalance in your body to get you better.
Legal addictive drugs: Alcohol and tobacco are harmful yet legal in North America. They can and do with time and use cause damage to your body and mind.
Illegal addictive drugs: There are many drugs which fall into these categories.
Read on to find out how these drugs affect your body.
-You age faster, and with time you start to look 10-15 years older than your age.
-Physical dependence and addiction
-Loss of appetite
-Can cause unrepairable damage to your brain cells.
-Consequently you lose memory
-Irrational decision making
-Nightmares, and hallucinations
-Impaired depth, and time perception
-Greatly impaired judgement and decision making ability results in
-Alienated from peers
-Withdrawal from the family activities, and family members
-Set bad example for younger siblings
-After a while no family member or friend is close enough
-End up in lower skill, lower status job
-Hard to keep up with the work pressure, and may loose your job to drugs
-Spend most of the earning to buy drugs.
-At times feel the ‘need’ to steal for drug money.
-You may feel that you have enough money to throw out of the window, but all of us got just one life.
-Criminal convictions are also recorded for drug offenses, which can affect your life in many ways.
I want you to remember you are the architect of your own life. Choose your path wisely.