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Why Do We Try Drugs

By on Apr 7, 2016 in Blog

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According to a 2013 survey, an estimated 2.8 million Americans aged 12 or older used an illicit drug in the past month.

Why do we try drugs?
Two words – peer pressure!

Stop and THINK:
In the long run, does it really matter what these peers think if you don’t partake in drugs? Furthermore, how much do they really know about the drug they want you to try? Set a game plan where you can easily excuse yourself from any uncomfortable situations.  Surround yourself with the right people.  Be smart about it.

Why do we try drugs?
Because we’re curious.

A better idea:
Do some research on the effects of drug use.  What can happen to you physically and mentally if you partake?  What are the consequences of trying a drug, both for yourself and your loved ones? Are you really so invincible?

Why do we try drugs?
Out of boredom.

Do this:
Find a hobby (legal and healthy) you’ve always wanted to try. Start a new exercise program. Learn how to play a musical instrument or something else creative. Being bored is no reason to get involved in unhealthy activities. One minute of boredom can cost you a lifetime of regrets.

Why do we try drugs?
To fit in.

Think this:
Is it really worth it? To fit in by doing something that could possibly change your life?  Fitting in may be important to you right now, but take a look at the people you are trying to ‘fit in’ with.  How are they doing with their life? What is so great about them that you want to fit in with them?

There are many other reasons why people experiment with drugs. Pause and think before you make a decision that could possibly have a devastating outcome on both your physical and emotional well-being.

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