A drug is any chemical that affects the human body or mind when consumed in any way such as, smelling, smoking, tasting, injecting…etc. Drugs have been within the public for quite a long time, it has been popularized since the 1960s by music, movies and mass media. An estimate of 208 million people consume illegal drugs worldwide. You probably know someone who has been affected by drugs, directly or indirectly.
The most commonly used drug is alcohol. The most commonly used illegal drug is marijuana. According to the United Nations World Drug Report of 2008, about 3.9% of the world’s population between the ages of 15 and 64 abuse marijuana.
Based on a survey conducted by the centers for disease control in 2007, young people nowadays are more exposed to drugs than ever. 45% of high school students drink alcohol and 19.7% smoked pot (During the phase of this survey in the United States). Also drug use among young individuals (age varying between 15- 16) has risen in Denmark, Czech, Italy, Spain, UK,…show more content… These limitations are usually established by governments and maintained by the police. Therefore, the society would view anything that is illegal as wrong and hated for the sake of preventing troubles for themselves. Some controlled drugs are allowed if you have permission or a prescription from a certified doctor, in order that this drug would be taken in a certain manner to help certain illness .
As told by our parents and observed within our cultures and societies, drugs are considered bad or even dangerous. Nevertheless, what does that mean and why?
Illegal drugs aren't good for anyone, but they are seriously bad for young people whose body growth is still evolving. Illegal drugs can damage the brain, heart, and other organs. While using drugs, it is often harder to think clearly and make good decisions, leading to doing bad things or criminal