Drug and Alcohol Abuse

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Drugs and alcohol have been in act since a very long time. They have been portrayed and considered cool. There are many movies, TV shows and videos in which acts like smoking cigarettes, drinking alcohol and doing drugs are put out for millions of audiences including young children, teenagers and adults. This has influenced many young children (12 years and older), teenagers and adults to get high on dangerous drugs and alcohol intake. According to National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH); more than twenty million young adults have consumed drugs. Drugs like Marijuana, Cocaine and alcohol and cigarettes are common in college students and young teenagers. It has affected people in multiple ways.

Young generations have been affected with drug overdose and alcohol abuse. Drugs like marijuana and alcohol are commonly used amongst young adults and teenagers. According to national institute on drug abuse, more than 1000 drug abusers have died due to overdose in 2016. Today, people have easy access to these drugs. Marijuana, also known as weed is common and majority of Americans have consumed the drug. It is commonly found in young teenagers and adults.

Marijuana is consumed more by men than women. It affects the person’s memory and thinking capability. According to one of the articles from NBC news, Mary Emily O’Hara mentioned that marijuana is legalized in 8 states and states like Columbia now distributes the drug for medical purposes. Some people might be able to have a control over the intake of such drugs but a lot of young people intake the marijuana drug for pleasure and to get high with their peers. Even though it makes a person feel relaxed and lighter it does have side effects. However, the use of drug marijuana can be reduced if consumers would have enough knowledge about the effects and causes of the same.

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