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Drugs are common to see in popular culture. TV shows, music videos, songs. Drugs are mentioned all the time everywhere in media made for teens and young adults. They’re considered trendy and fun. Some shows just revolve around kids and young adults doing drugs and drinking alcohol and the shenanigans they get up to. That isn’t really a good thing. Drugs are an epidemic in the U.S. and popular culture doesn’t help. Acting like using drugs is something cool or fun can be dangerous. It influences our kids and friends and puts them in harmful situations. Drug use can always lead to side effects. Here are some of the most popular drugs among young adults: Cannabis Cannabis, marijuana, or weed. This is often considered a “soft drug”, which means it doesn’t cause people to get addicted and doesn’t really have harmful side effects. This isn’t true, and cannabis can cause addictions. In television shows, there is often that one character that is never seen sober. They’re always high, or stoned, off of cannabis and that is the basis of their personality. These people also populate real life and represent many teens. Just because the addiction isn’t necessarily severely harmful, that doesn’t mean it isn’t real. If...

Why Wasn’t I told? Mixing illegal drugs has compounded the danger of drug abuse especially among teens. Often a drug user will mix stimulants and sedatives to increase the “high”. This is a potentially deadly combination. The drug dealer will never tell a potential customer this fact. Another situation that has fatal results is tolerance to a user’s preferred substance. As a drug user continues to abuse a drug eventually the dosage they were used to no longer gives them the desired effect. Drugs affect the central nervous system and as the body becomes used to a drug the high is diminished.  The only recourse is for the user to take more and more of the drug progressively. This is something else the drug dealer will never disclose. The dealer profits off of addiction and has no reason to explain the risks before they sell a drug to someone, especially a teen who may be easily persuaded into using. A Deadly Business Unfortunately for unsuspecting “customers”, they will never be given full details on the dangers of a substance. A drug dealer depends on the user developing an addiction so the person will continually return and buy more. If the dealer can convince someone to...