Traverse City Record-Eagle

Generation Why

March 5, 2012

Drugs — how to kill and destroy lives

Drugs are commonly known from pharmaceutical companies to the streets. There are nootropic drugs, which are drugs that improve human cognitive abilities. There are also pharmaceutical and recreational drugs. Cannabis is a commonly used and known recreational drug.

All drugs are poison to us in a way and most people don't know this.

Pharmaceutical drugs are the worst of the drugs. They are man-made substances that weren't meant to be consumed by humans. They are seen as helpful but even though they help in a way, they are still harming your body.

Then there are recreational drugs, which are psychoactive substances people use have fun. Most of these drugs are illegal. The two most common legal recreational drugs are cigarettes and alcohol. These are also harmful substances that can ruin your life.

Alcohol has ruined many people's lives. Alcoholics drink and drink because they think it makes emotional pains go away, but it does not. Being an alcoholic also affects your family life. I have a friend who is alcoholic and he is losing his wife over it. Alcohol doesn't get rid of pain; it only causes pain just like every other drug.

Cannabis, crack, heroin and meth are all recreational drugs that can kill and destroy lives.

Cannabis destroyed my life. I smoked cannabis and it hasn't gotten me anywhere ... actually it has, but not in a good way.

Since I've smoked marijuana it has brought nothing but confusion and pain for myself and family.

I got caught smoking and was arrested.

It was embarrassing for me and my family. I was booked and fingerprinted. I'm kicked out of my home for it and my family is really disappointed in me. Going to court was the most nerve-wracking experience ever. I was sentenced to a year of probation and 24 hours of community service. It will be on my record and seen by every company and job I want to go to.

It will be hard to hired with a drug offense. Also, I have to pay hundreds of dollars on court costs and lawyer fees.

Doing drugs just to have fun isn't worth it; they are harmful to you and others. Drugs cause unwanted problems and actions. It just isn't worth the trouble.

If you're a druggy, people won't want to hang out with you and you would be looked down on. Don't do drugs.

You'll just be miserable, even if you think you aren't. I highly advise the people that do drugs to stop before it's too late.

Trenton Crandall is a senior at Kingsley High School.

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