Monday, April 28, 2014

The Reasons Why People Use Drugs

Drug abuse is a paradox; namely, it is bad to take in something that can make you instantaneously feel good. Drugs immediately take their users on a high that slowly causes them to crash to the ground. Worse, drug abuse is rampant yet hidden in plain sight.
For all their dangers, there are different reasons why users, specifically teenagers, keep right on using them, and they have their roots in something that is deeper than a desire to get high.
One of the most common reasons as to why people use drugs is stress. The problems of daily life─ often striking all at once─ can easily stress out people who do not know how to handle them. Thus they take drugs to help them relax and forget their problems for a while.
Another thing that may compel people to try drugs is social acceptance. This reason is prevalent among teenagers who want to fit in. As teens are extremely social creatures, they seek the approval of their peers by being part of the “in-crowd” and so try out the drug.

Finally, sheer boredom with life can compel people to try them. The problem is that any excitement experienced will be fleeting. The moment will pass, all the fun will go down the drain, and the user will be compelled to seek the pleasure again and again until it consumes him.


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