Y-Speak: Addiction to drugs

THERE are many reasons why people allow themselves to be addicted to illegal drugs. We can say that the environment these people are in may be a huge factor why they get involved in drugs and suffer its consequences.

Peer pressure can be one reason with friends using drugs to influence each other to be on the same course. Family is another reason, where parents may have abused their child or if the parents separated.

Poverty is also a major problem that could cause drug addiction. Nowadays, the poor has the largest number of drug users.

One’s self could also be a reason. The person could be using drugs because of lack of self-esteem, or because of insecurities.

Drugs can be, sometimes, an escape from reality.

Taking in or using drugs is voluntary for most people and it can be an addiction if one will use it habitually. The brain will get used to the pleasures that the drug can give. The more someone uses drugs, the more they condition their brain to anticipate the same substance-fuelled pleasant sensations. That’s why it’s so difficult to stop. The brain becomes wired with addiction. Losing one’s self could also be a reason for drug addiction.

The consequences of drug addiction is very heavy. It could cost your relationship to other people or it could cost you, your life.

Drug addiction could separate you from the society. It could be a reason to lose your job or if you are a student, it could be a reason for you to stop studying. Drug dependence could separate you from your true self.

It could give you various diseases like liver failure, a damage to immune system, seizures, and stroke. Drug addiction is very dangerous, it could lead you to a risky sexual behaviour or to an aggressive behaviour.

You steal for drugs, kill for drugs, and sell everything, even yourself, for drugs. Drug addiction destroys the sanity you have in yourself.

It will never be healthy and will never be a solution to all the problems. People should avoid drugs because it will never be worth the taste. (Lariss Maxinne L. Lopez/Usep intern)


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