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Why do some adolescents start taking drugs. How can this be avoided?

Answer :

Drugs are chemical substances that have a psychological and physiological affect on your system. Some drugs are illegal such as Cocaine, Morphine,Heroin, LSD etc.

Some adolescents start taking drugs :

1. Peer pressure:

Sometimes peers pressurise a person into taking drugs,so a person starts taking drugs to make themselves accepted in the social circle.

2. Feeling of Betterment:

People start taking drugs to feel better or get a feeling of euphoria.This feeling arises when the drugs interact with the neurological receptors in the brain.

3. Experimentation:

Some people do drugs to experiment, to feel the thrill and excitement behind it.

4. Depression:

Some people take drugs to combat depression. Drugs make a person feel happy and relaxed.

These can be avoided:

1. The person try to deal with the pressure by talking to friends, family or any professional help can also be taken.

2. Strictly say ‘NO’ to any person forcing drugs on you.

3. A person should not give into peer pressure.

4. Stay healthy, eat healthy and do lot of exercises and physical activity.

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