Preventing drugs primarily is essential. This is the most important step to take to reduce the amount of drug use in the future. Making poor decisions as a young person could affect one’s future greatly, and preventing this could take a big step in someone’s life.

Peer pressure takes a big role in the use of drugs. In life, reading from a young age leads to great vocabulary, and the same applies for drug prevention. Learning the consequences that drugs have for people body, both psychologically and physically is necessary. Recently, the judgment of peers has been increasingly been effecting the way people think of themselves. Not doing something because you worry what others may think of you is a natural feeling, but when it gets to the point of harming your body, something needs to be done to sort this out. Living your life to please others is not how life should be lived.

Learning the consequences drugs have on the body will convince a child to avoid using them. Having the right attitude to not take drugs is what is needed for a successful adulthood. Being brought up with positive thinking and a satisfying life is great towards a healthy drug-free future.

The Amy Winehouse Foundation is a foundation where people help the younger generation stay positive and avoid any bad behaviour. They aim “To inform and educate young people about the effects of drug and alcohol misuse, as well as to support those seeking help for their problems and those needing on-going support in their recovery.” Being ignorant about drugs is one of the main reasons people accept using drugs, and this foundation intend to educate children on this.

I have concluded that the only people responsible for their actions are themselves. However much you think people will care about what you do or don’t do, it should not affect how you think or act.

By Amina


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