WEDNESDAY FACT #12
Drug abuse is the illegitimate use of psychoactive drugs to provide pleasure, without appropriate supervision from a health professional.
Drug abuse is common among teenagers and young adults, most of which start abusing drugs due to peer pressure.
The types of drugs that can be abused include marijuana, cocaine and pain medications such morphine, codeine, tramadol, and the list is endless.
Drug abuse, as pleasurable as it might be to the addict, has a lot of complications, some of which include:
▪Drugs such as tramadol if constantly abused can cause kidney and liver damage, and can Ultimately lead to death.
▪Alcohol when taken constantly in pregnancy can lead to fetal alcoholic syndrome; A situation where the fetus fails to develop the brain and other organs properly.