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Drug Abuse Prevention Essay

Subject: Drug Abuse and prevention
Usage: 3 minute Speech for children/ Essay on Drug abuse
Mode: Medium
Grade: Students from Class 5-10
Target Age Group: 10-15 Years

Respected dignitaries on the dais, teachers and my dear friends,

We must have heard a thousand times that the most memorable part in one’s life is the time when you are a student. We all should consider our self fortunate that we are now enjoying and going through the best part of our lives. Powered by the limitless energy and enthusiasm, Students always tends to be sensitive and adventurous. This is the reason why campuses across the world are always the epicenter of all types of hyper activities, be it personal, political, intellectual or social. Unfortunately, this is also the stage where there is a high probability that we experience the first tastes of highly addictive and disastrous habits like  drugs intake, Smoking and alcohol consumption.

Having mentioned all these habits as eventual destroyers of life, Drugs, deserves a special mention as it’s the most addictive among all and even affects society in many ways. Like all other habits, drugs intake starts with a little adventurous mindset and a probable tendency of the youth to explore an unknown terrain.  Sometimes circles of friends and other social reasons tends to have a catalyst effect. Unfortunately, most of these innocent, one time pleasure seekers soon fall into the vicious trap of drug addiction. It’s only a matter of time and a dozen intakes to make one completely dependent on drugs.

The effect of drugs are numerous. It completely strips one’s personality, and also plays a role in posing many major social and health problems like financial crisis, accidents due to driving under its influence, crimes due to violent natures, highly stressed and agitated states, lack of sleep, abnormal vision, theft and other social crimes , child abuses etc. Drug addiction can force an individual to be in a depressed mood, lack of concentration in studies and work. Often  drug addicts move more and more into criminal activities. Suicidal tendencies also exists among them. Its is unofficially estimated that an addict may not live for more than 15-20 years after his first contact with drugs.

Today more than 200 million people is estimated to consume illegal drugs.  The world has already realized this problem and governments, NGO’s and other bodies are fighting this. The United General Assembly decided to observe 26 June as the International Day against Drugs. With the help of other countries, UN along with its member countries  is determined to strengthen action and cooperation to achieve the goal of an international society free of drug abuse. Supported each year by individuals, Governments, communities and various organizations all over the world, this global observance day aims to raise citizen awareness about the major problem that drugs poses to society.

Student community should be always vigilant about this menace. Let’s organize awareness campaigns among our friends about this. If we find some strange incidents in our campus, or any suspicious activities among students, let’s not hesitate to report it to our parents and concerned authorities. More important let’s take a wow that we will never use Drugs in our life.

Thank you

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While it’s practically impossible to prevent anyone and everyone from using drugs, there are things we can all do to avoid drug and/or alcohol abuse. By sharing this knowledge with those closest to you, you yourself may be able to prevent them from doing drugs, too. Here are the top five ways to help prevent drug abuse:

1. Effectively deal with peer pressure. The biggest reason teens start using drugs is because their friends utilize peer pressure. No one likes to be left out, and teens (and yes, some adults, too) find themselves doing things they normally wouldn’t do, just to fit in. In these cases, you need to either find a better group of friends that won’t pressure you into doing harmful things, or you need to find a good way to say no. Teens should prepare a good excuse or plan ahead of time, to keep from giving into tempting situations.

2. Deal with life pressure. People today are overworked and overwhelmed, and often feel like a good break or a reward is deserved. But in the end, drugs only make life more stressful — and many of us all too often fail to recognize this in the moment. To prevent using drugs as a reward, find other ways to handle stress and unwind. Take up exercising, read a good book, volunteer with the needy, create something. Anything positive and relaxing helps take the mind off using drugs to relieve stress.

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3. Seek help for mental illness. Mental illness and substance abuse often go hand-in-hand. Those with a mental illness may turn to drugs as a way to ease the pain. Those suffering from some form of mental illness, such as anxiety, depression or post-traumatic stress disorder should seek the help of a trained professional for treatment before it leads to substance abuse.

4. Examine the risk factors. If you’re aware of the biological, environmental and physical risk factors you possess, you’re more likely to overcome them. A history of substance abuse in the family, living in a social setting that glorifies drug abuse and/or family life that models drug abuse can be risk factors.

5. Keep a well-balanced life. People take up drugs when something in their life is not working, or when they’re unhappy about their lives or where their lives are going. Look at life’s big picture, and have priorities in order.

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This article was written by Bethany Winkel

Joining the TSN online family in 2008, Bethany has used her skills as a writer to reach many people through her blog. Always eager to be a help to others, she is pleased to see her writing become a source of information, encouragement, and hope for those impacted by substance abuse. Bethany is happy to be involved with an organization that is making a difference in the lives of others. Bethany has also held the position of development coordinator for a nonprofit youth center for the past 6 years. With her expertise in grant writing, Bethany has raised over $1 million for programming that benefits at-risk youth. The happy mother of 4 young children, Bethany juggles her writing from home with spending time with her family. If her hours of research for her TSN blog articles have taught her one thing, it is to be an involved parent who takes time to listen to her kids.