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Drug Abuse

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Mitch Chu

on 21 April 2010

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Drug Abuse How many teens abuse drugs? What is the commonly most abused drug? Why do people abuse drugs? What are the short and long effects of this drug? The top four substances used by Ontario students: 58% alcohol
Marijuana 25%
Non-Prescribed use of perscription pain reievers Codine (Anti-Diarrhea ingredients), Percocet(Narcotics), percodan(Asprin), Demerol(Pain Relievers), or Tylenol #3, 17% Tobacco 11,7% 60% of illegal drug users in Canada are between the ages of 15 and 24 A recent national survey, states that between 1994 and 2004 the proportion of Canadians who reported having used an illegal drugs in their lifetime rose from 28% to 45% Some say it makes them happier It makes them feel like they belong Addiction To get messed up A 2006 National Survey on drug use and health showed that among all youths aged 12 to 17 6% had dried prescription drugs for recreational use every month The National Institute of Drug Abuse reports that marijuana is the illegal drug most often used in tje country. Studies show nearly 50% of teens try it before graduating high school To loose weight To escape life Stories Angie overhead her parents talking about how her brothers ADHD medicine was making him less hungry. Angie was concerned about her weight and she started sneaking a pill every night. Todd found an old bottle of painkillers that was left over from his dad's operation. Since the doctor prescribed them he decided to try. Angie felt good about herself, but she was actually putting herself at risk because she though it would be safer Todd thought that if a drug is prescribed by a doctor it's okay to try. That's only if you need to treat something.Taking drugs without a prescription is illegal Because it's fun 10 million Canadians have reported having used marijuana at least once in their lives 3 million Canadians have used maijuana in 2002 according to statistics Canada. That's about 12% of the population older than 15%, up from 7% in 1989. 600,000 Candians have criminal records for maijuana possession, according to Justice Canada Short term effects of marijuana are, problems with memory and learning, distorted perception, trouble with thinking and problem solving, loss of motor coordination increased heart rate and anxiety. The user might feel a dry mouth and throat. Long term effects, is cancer, problems with lungs including bronchitis, lung cancer, trouble breathing and chest pain Pure Pressure Lung Cancer This is what can happen to you, if you do drugs on a regular basis. Why I did this topic: I did this topic to let people know that drugs are bad, I'm sure you all know that but sometimes we make bad decisions. Don't let drugs take you into their pull. Sometimes you do lose weight, or it's alot of fun or even thinking they can get you more muscle. All it does it makes it worse for you, all drugs can potentially kill you if use them long enough. Drugs do not have an up side. Many people have done drugs, dont be one that does.
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