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Did you know that about 2,500 kids abuse painkillers for the first time everyday?
Woah! I didn't know. Any of us could be part of that 2,500!
They also have some long-term effects like the continuing use of drugs will lead to addiction. Once you're addicted nothing else but the drugs will matter and you'll start to drift away from the people they love.
Those kids will soon be part of the 19.9 million Americans that are currently addicted to drugs. Drug abuse has a huge effect on our economy, society, and the drug abusers families.
Those same people also share drug paraphernalia are aiding the spread of HIV/AIDS.
The abuse of drugs cost us over $190 billion each year!
What kinds of effects do drugs have on the body??
Some of the short-term effects on the body are that it changes the way your brain reacts to self-control, judgement, emotions, motivation, memory, and learning.
Also, a study showed that kids that were taught the dangers of drugs from their parents were 50% less likely to use drugs
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