You probably know someone who has been affected by drugs, directly or indirectly.
The most commonly used—and abused—drug in the US is alcohol. Alcohol-related motor accidents are the second leading cause ...
The most commonly used illegal drug is marijuana.  According to the United Nations 2008 World Drug Report, about 3.9% of t...
Young people today are exposed earlier than ever to drugs.  Based on a survey by the Centers for Disease Control in 2007, ...
You probably know someone who has been affected by drugs, directly or indirectly.
People take drugs because they want to change something about their lives.
Here are some of the reasons young people have given for taking drugs:
Here are some of the reasons young people have given for taking drugs: To fit in
Here are some of the reasons young people have given for taking drugs: To escape or relax
Here are some of the reasons young people have given for taking drugs: To relieve boredom
Here are some of the reasons young people have given for taking drugs: To seem grown up
Here are some of the reasons young people have given for taking drugs: To rebel
Here are some of the reasons young people have given for taking drugs: To experiment
They think drugs are a solution. But eventually, the drugs become the problem.
A small amount acts as a stimulant (speeds you up).
A greater amount acts as a sedative (slows you down).
An even larger amount poisons and can kill.
But many drugs have another liability: they directly affect the mind.
They can distort the user’s perception of what is happening around him or her.
As a result, the person’s actions may be odd, irrational, inappropriate and even destructive.
Drugs block off all sensations, the desirable ones with the unwanted.
So, while providing short-term help in the relief of pain, they also wipe out ability and alertness and muddy one’s thinki...
Someone who is sad might use drugs to get a feeling of happiness, but it does not work.
Drugs can lift a person into a fake kind of cheerfulness, but when the drug wears off, he or she crashes even lower than b...
And each time, the emotional plunge is lower and lower.
Eventually, drugs will completely destroy all the creativity a person has.
They think drugs are a solution.
But eventually, the drugs become the problem.
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Drug Abuse Psa

  1. 1. You probably know someone who has been affected by drugs, directly or indirectly.
  2. 2. The most commonly used—and abused—drug in the US is alcohol. Alcohol-related motor accidents are the second leading cause of teen death in the United States.
  3. 3. The most commonly used illegal drug is marijuana. According to the United Nations 2008 World Drug Report, about 3.9% of the world’s population between the ages of 15 and 64 abuse marijuana.
  4. 4. Young people today are exposed earlier than ever to drugs. Based on a survey by the Centers for Disease Control in 2007, 45% of high school students nationwide drank alcohol and 19.7% smoked pot during a one-month period.
  5. 5. You probably know someone who has been affected by drugs, directly or indirectly.
  6. 6. People take drugs because they want to change something about their lives.
  7. 7. Here are some of the reasons young people have given for taking drugs:
  8. 8. Here are some of the reasons young people have given for taking drugs: To fit in
  9. 9. Here are some of the reasons young people have given for taking drugs: To escape or relax
  10. 10. Here are some of the reasons young people have given for taking drugs: To relieve boredom
  11. 11. Here are some of the reasons young people have given for taking drugs: To seem grown up
  12. 12. Here are some of the reasons young people have given for taking drugs: To rebel
  13. 13. Here are some of the reasons young people have given for taking drugs: To experiment
  14. 14. They think drugs are a solution. But eventually, the drugs become the problem.
  15. 15. A small amount acts as a stimulant (speeds you up).
  16. 16. A greater amount acts as a sedative (slows you down).
  17. 17. An even larger amount poisons and can kill.
  18. 18. But many drugs have another liability: they directly affect the mind.
  19. 19. They can distort the user’s perception of what is happening around him or her.
  20. 20. As a result, the person’s actions may be odd, irrational, inappropriate and even destructive.
  21. 21. Drugs block off all sensations, the desirable ones with the unwanted.
  22. 22. So, while providing short-term help in the relief of pain, they also wipe out ability and alertness and muddy one’s thinking.
  23. 23. Someone who is sad might use drugs to get a feeling of happiness, but it does not work.
  24. 24. Drugs can lift a person into a fake kind of cheerfulness, but when the drug wears off, he or she crashes even lower than before.
  25. 25. And each time, the emotional plunge is lower and lower.
  26. 26. Eventually, drugs will completely destroy all the creativity a person has.
  27. 27. They think drugs are a solution.
  28. 28. But eventually, the drugs become the problem.
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