There are a lot of misconceptions about Drug abuse and it's Dangers:
ˇDrug abuse is harmful, but it relieves you of stress: Drug Abuse affects your brain in the same way stress does. Long-term usage of drugs makes users more prone to everyday stress compared to Non-users.
ˇAs soon as a person feels normal, drug is out of the body: Long after effects of the drug stop are felt, the drug can still be in the body. For example, cocaine can be found in the body up to one week and marijuana up to four weeks after a single use.
ˇOne can stop using drugs any time: Withdrawal sickness, believing you must have drugs, and being around people who use can make stopping drug use difficult. But there are people and programs that can help.
ˇYou will have to use drugs for a long time before it really hurts you: Drugs can cause the brain to send the wrong signals to the body. This can happen the first time a drug is used.
Education and outreach are becoming major parts of establishing a more effective program for preventing drug abuse at schools, workplaces or at your home. Drug abuse has been associated with a wide range of adverse side effects ranging from some that are physically unattractive, Most are reversible if the abuser stops taking the drugs, but some are permanent. Presenting the risks of Drug use is more effective in convincing adolescents about its negative effects, apparently because the people find a balanced approach more credible and less biased. A good way to begin dealing with a drug abuse problem is to give employees the resources to control their environment and claim ownership of the policy on no drug abuse. A good way to deal with a drug abuse problem is to give people the resources to control their environment.
Drug abuse also damages America's competitive position worldwide. Our nation's businesses are competing overseas where the competition has a much lower incidence of drug abuse. The United States has only six percent of the world's population, but consumes 60 percent of the world's illegal drug supply is moving into the home.