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The Evils Of Drug Abuse

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 Article written By

MOH’D ALIYU, Hafsat (TCE 2)

 

THE EVILS OF DRUG ABUSE

Drug abuse is the misuse of drugs in other words, using drugs outside doctor’s prescription. There are different ways of misusing drugs which include: inhaling, swallowing, ingestion, injection, smoking and absorption.

Drug abuse can occur in various ways such as:

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TAKING THE WRONG DOSAGE

This is a situation where the patient takes more than or less than the amount of drugs prescribed by the doctor which can lead to unpleasant consequences. For example’ if someone takes four tablets instead of two, probably as a result of how severe he /she feels the pains. This is overdose as it could damage some organs in the body. Again some take their drugs twice a day instead of four times as prescribed whereas, some may even stop their medication midway as soon as they feel a little relief. They fail to complete the dosage and this may result in ineffectiveness of the drug, and may cause the disease-causing agents to develop resistance to that particular drug in the individual.

$     TAKING DRUGS FOR PLEASURE

Some people have the habit of taking drugs for the ‘pleasure’ of taking them and not for preventing or curing any disease. This leads to addiction: a situation where an individual becomes used to the intake of a particular drug to the extent that a drop in the drug level in the bloodstream causes discomfort and agitation in the individual.

$     TAKING DRUGS FOR WRONG MOTIVES

This involves the use of drugs for purposes other than the original intention. An example is a situation where athletes, footballers, boxers, and so on take certain drugs to get them ‘high’ and make them hyperactive. That is, they take the drugs to enhance their performance.  A number of drugs called stimulants are misused in this way. The individual may get to a point that he/she cannot live a normal life without the drugs.

     USING DRUGS PRESCRIBED FOR ANOTHER PERSON

This is often practiced in families. A drug prescribed for one member of the family is used by another member without clearance or prescription by the doctor. This is wrong because the drug that worked for one person may not work exactly the same way for another person.                                                                                                                         

TOGETHER WE CAN FIGHT AGAINST DRUG ABUSE