The use of drugs is a threat to health currently. Its use has rose in percentage and many have become addicts. Drug abuse has affected in a greater range the youth, who are depended on in the future generation and development but cannot work appropriately due to the deterioration of health by the drugs they use.
A drug is any substance which when taken into the body causes dysfunction to the body. All drugs can be medicine but not all medicine is drugs. Some weeds can be used as traditional medicine but some are poison and others are drugs.
Drugs are classified into three: Positive, Negative and Hard drugs. Positive drugs like Septrine are those issued in hospitals after numerous tests for fitness to human consumption. They bring a positive change to the body, for instance stopping headache and any other illness. Negative drugs are the socially accepted drugs for example khat, bhang, tea, coffee, alcohol and coffee, which if addicted to, one cannot feel normal without having a dose. Not all people agree that tea and coffee are drugs but scientific and medical researchers have concluded the same and even those who have used them can second the idea for it is evident that when one goes for a certain period, maybe hours without tea or coffee, he experiences a headache. This is a true sign of addiction.
Hard drugs on the other hand are those whose trafficking is limited due to their major effects on health and development. They are grown as cash crops in some countries and these include heroin, cocaine, tobacco and the like. The latter category can cause permanent distort to the mentality or brain of the user.
The rate at which negative and hard drugs are being consumed and their effects, which are normally negative, has posed a challenge to the economy. The question is why people began to drug abuse or why they still do even when they know their harm. Some of the reasons could be curiosity which later leads to addiction, idleness and boredom, easiness and cheapness to availability, family breakdown leading to stress and environmental factors.
Parents have opted to rehabs to help their children and other close family members out of the addiction. Some are innocent of the drug use around them. There are however signs to help you detect a drug abuser: lateness to home, change of friends-to those who use drugs, unusual use of perfume to suppress the drug smell, abnormal marks on the body due to reaction of the drugs to the body and red lips, laziness or hyper activeness and loss of interest in normal activities.
As much as most people believe that drugs help in body relaxing, relieve from stress, gaining one confidence to do something and health reasons (which is not true unless processed appropriately by specialists), drugs cause complications to the body. Lose of sanity to judgement, lose of concentration, health complications as lung cancer, heart problems, sexually transmitted infections (this is possible for drugs can make one to blindly have unprotected sex or even rape thus contracting a disease or even infecting another) and increased accidents on roads.
Addiction to drugs can be fought out. All one needs is to develop a positive mind towards change, communicate to anyone who might be helpful, change the environment-maybe to a rehabilitation centre- and friends. Exercising the body, drinking a lot of water, sleeping adequately and the use of soft and recommendable beverages, spiritual devotion, are other means of quitting drug use.
Remember you can save someone from drug abuse. Do not provoke. Be friendly and try to commit that person to activities not associated with too much socialising, until no time is left to take the drugs. Help fight drugs out. Keep health.