Drugs are chemicals that change the way your body works. Drug abuse always has a negative impact on your life!!
Doctors prescribe medicine to sick people. Medicine can be bought from pharmacies. It is not legal or safe to use medicine any way you want, it should be taken according to your prescription or the recommended dosage.
Cigarettes and Alcohol
Smoking and excessive drinking are not healthy for adults and are off limits to children.
Marijuana / Dagga
Why are Illegal Drugs Dangerous?
Illegal drugs can cause damage to the: - Brain - Heart - Other important organs While using drugs, a person is less able to do will in: - School - Sport - Every day activities It is often hard to think clearly and make good decisions
People can do dumb or dangerous things that court hurt themselves or other people, when using drugs.
Why do people use illegal drugs?
Drugs do not solve problems. Using drugs only causes more problems like ADDICTION. Once addicted, it is very hard to stop taking drugs. Stopping can cause withdrawal symptoms such as:
How do you tell if someone is using illegal drugs?
Some of the signs may include:
A loss of interest in school / daily activities
Change of friends
Sleep a lot
Red or puffy eyes
Lose or gain weight
Verbally and physically abusive
Depressed and less outgoing
Withdrawn from family
What can you do to help?
If you think that someone is using drugs, the best thing to do is to tell someone you trust:
Parent / Guardian
A person might need professional help and by doing something about it you could save a life.