Many teenagers today think drugs, smoking and alcohol are cool and exiting. Teenagers ask themselves; "why shouldn’t I do it when everybodyelse is doing it?" This is something I have very strong opinions about. That's why I'm going to tell you about the consequences of taking drugs and how not to be tempted to try them.
Taking drugs is a temporary and dangerous way to avoid dealing with the bad things going on in your life. Many people take drugs to escape the problems they face every day. The drugs affect their brain in ways that help people to forget the things that is bothering them. This escape from reality only lasts a very short time, and soon they are faced with the same problems as before. Even worse, the damage drugs did to their brain while they were using them, can very often last forever. It is a type of double-edged sword because not only have you done nothing to solve the original problem you were seeking relief from, but you have now also created another problem: the permanent damage to your brain and the potential for addiction.
I don't exactly think that teenagers that experiments with drugs are aware of the consequences. I believe one reason that some kids start taking drugs, is because of group pressure and a lack of self-confidence. They think that all their friends are taking drugs, and they want to fit in. Many kids are not strong enough to say no to something they know is wrong. Another reason I think some kids might take drugs is because the media gives the impression that it's hip and cool. Even though there are anti drugs campaigns everywhere, and many rock stars and ball players are telling you to stay away from drugs, but you know that the truth is that the entertainment world still manages to make drugs appear very attractive. Thin models is just one example of how today’s media encourages people to be really skinny, even though they say anorexia is bad. Another example is when the media says that steroids are bad, and then on the other hand extremely muscular bodies are used in all sorts of advertisements. It takes a confident and smart person to understand that the entertainment world is not the real world, and basing your life on these messages is superficial and dangerous.
Some drugs that are available to teenagers today are so strong that they may be addicted or even deadly in the first time they are useing it. They think that only taking drugs once, is not a big deal, and that is a very dangerous logic. My advice to young people today is to believe in their selves and just say no! Drugs kill people.