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Abuse Of Alcohol And Drugs

             These days many students consume alcohol and drugs. However, all of them have their own problems which they want to "escape" from. Family problems, social problems, the bad clique, physical and mental abuses are small part of what the students that take drugs are associated with. On the other hand, maybe, it is only to show off, who knows!.
             Students who consume illegal substances have poor academic performance and are much likely to cut out of school.
             They cannot concentrate and think clearly, but when they do, they are under the influence of some drug.
             The drugs often become a habit, and even when you don't need it to escape reality, you take it and it becomes a part of you; the bad part of you.
             Some students say that "it is extremely important to seek new experience". .
             Psychedelic drugs make evident what already exists within the human mind.
             According to a new report from Harvard School of Pub Health researchers, the prevalence of recent Marijuana use among U.S students rose from 12.9% to25.7% between 1993 and 1999.
             Illegal drugs are easy to find because almost everyone knows somebody who is consuming drugs. Millions of students go to school where tobacco, drugs and alcohol are already available and parents, teachers, administrators and communities do very little to discourage use of these substances, according to the results of a six-year study.
             "American schools are decidedly not alcohol and drug-free," said Joseph A. Califano, Jr., chairman and president of Columbia University's National Center on Addiction and Substances Abuse, which conducted the massive study of middle and high school students.
             The effects from alcohol include: loss of muscle control, impaired reflexes, vomiting, and unconsciousness. Because alcohol goes directly into the bloodstream, overuse of alcohol can affect almost every system in the body. Long term use can cause cancer, brain damage, cirrhosis of the liver, weight gain, and birth defects if drinking while pregnant.

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