Effects of Drug Use

Topics: Morphine, Opioid, Heroin Pages: 4 (1267 words) Published: February 4, 2013
Drug use in the U.S has taken a turn for the worse and has become more common, especially in young adults. Not only is illegal drugs but prescribed drugs are also being abused as well. There are many drugs I can name that are being abused from what I know myself, but there are several others that I myself have never heard of. No matter what it may be, and how it may be used, no drugs are meant to be abused and used for the wrong intentions. For every action, there is a consequence and the consequence is far worse than what the drug may bring to you. Illegal drugs such as marijuana, heroin, cocaine, ecstasy, and amphetamines are only a few of the most common illegal drugs being abused, by young adults especially. These drugs can be used to treat any pain such as emotional, physical, and mental pain, but only for a short moment. Some people also do the drug to simply get the temporary high it gives, peer pressure, or just to fit in. Some things I’ve heard about these drugs from people I know is that they make you feel good, you can’t feel anything when using, and the truth will come out of you and stuff like that. Other things I’ve heard is the consequences it has left people I know such as car accidents, heart problems, jail, and the list goes on. Whatever the consequence may be, I know it the temporary drug is not worth a lifetime of effects these drugs come with. Marijuana is a drug that has been legalized in some, not all states. Fortunately in Texas it is still illegal, but believe me, that isn’t stopping anyone from doing the drug. It is the most common abused drug in not only Texas but the whole United States. Marijuana is a dry, shredded brown and green mix of flowers, stems, seeds, and leaves derived from the hemp plant Cannabis sativa, delta-9-tetrahydricannabinol being the main active chemical. It is usually smoked in blunts or in pipes but can be also mixed in food or brewed as tea, some also hash it. Marijuana affects the brain, the heart, and the...
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