What is the purpose of drug?
It usually serves a deeper purpose (such as helping enhance identity, acceptance, and reducing psychological distress or a sense of alienation). Human beings have a long history of using substances to alter their consciousness. Ancient tribes made their own mind-altering substances, some of which are still used today.
How can we prevent the use of drugs?
To talk to your teen about drugs:
- Ask your teen’s views. Avoid lectures.
- Discuss reasons not to use drugs. Avoid scare tactics.
- Consider media messages. Social media, television programs, movies and songs can glamorize or trivialize drug use.
- Discuss ways to resist peer pressure.
- Be ready to discuss your own drug use.
What happens to a person when they use drugs?
While using drugs, people are also less able to do well in school, sports, and other activities. It’s often harder to think clearly and make good decisions. People can do dumb or dangerous things that could hurt them — or other people — when they use drugs.
What do you need to know about drugs ( for kids )?
Addiction (say: eh-DIK-shen) — Someone has an addiction when he or she becomes dependent on (can’t stop taking the drug without getting sick) or craves a drug all of the time. Depressant (say: dih-PRESS-int) — A depressant is a drug that slows a person down.
How can you tell if someone is using drugs?
These sick feelings continue until the person’s body gets adjusted to being drug free again. Can I Tell If Someone Is Using Drugs? If someone is using drugs, you might notice changes in how the person looks or acts. Here are some of those signs, but it’s important to remember that depression or another problem could be causing these changes.
Why is it important to know why a drug is prescribed?
Drugs often have more than one use. Understanding why a drug is prescribed improves your knowledge about the drug and the condition for which it is prescribed. This promotes compliance with treatment.