The first step to refrain from drug abuse is by learning more about its dangers and consequences. One of the greatest adverse effects is the high blood pressure which comes with drug abuse. An overdose of drug consumption causes one’s blood pressure to rise to a dangerous level as the blood becomes too concentrated with chemicals from the drugs.
Besides, bleeding of the nose occurs as the flow of blood in the body has been disrupted by high dosage of drugs.
In addition to that, drug addicts are at high risk of contracting hepatitis as they may get infection from shared syringes. They also increase their chances of contracting HIV through the sharing of needles when injecting drugs.
Other dangers of drug abuse include seizures, or sudden strong attacks which affect the brain, otherwise known as fits. Not only that, there is also a risk of stroke, which can lead to paralysis of the body, partially or entirely. Furthermore, drug abusers usually suffer from emotional breakdowns, chiefly because of their extremely strong urge for drug consumption. This further leads to many complications in the victim’s life, as well as to his loved ones, not to mention a danger to the society as drug addicts often steal and rob to get money for their fixes. Besides that, other dangers of drug abuse comprises of evere depression, convulsions, heart attack, lung damage, hallucinations, coma, brain damage
Next, we should also be aware of the possible consequences brought about by drug abuse. Drug abusers, especially youths, will endure academic failure as it is virtually impossible to focus and excel in their studies with a drug addiction at hand. Besides that, their involvement in violent crimes to obtain money so as to satisfy their addiction, is very likely.
Consequently, most drug abusers experience unemployment as no one in their right mind would hire a drug addict to work for them. Not surprising, as it would not be good for the company’s reputation, not to mention bringing danger into the work place as the behaviour of drug addicts are unpredictable.
In addition to that, homelessness also ensues as in many cases, drug abusers are oust by their family. They are considered a shame to the family, and are of no use. To make matters worse, the society labels them as vagabonds and lowlives. The culmination of the consequences of drug abuse is of course, death, from drug overdose and its other fatal effects. All these gradually lead to a person’s downfall, and more often than not, drug abusers are very hard to cure as it takes a lot of willpower and courage to wean off their addiction.
Hence, now that we’re more aware of the dangers of drug abuse, we should all the more abstain from engaging in it. If man can fork out millions to make war, wouldn’t it be wiser to spend it on eradicating this issue before it wipes out the world’s population? Or should everyone just merely lament the situation whilst this bane slowly but surely, eat further into the heart of the society?