CELEBRATE RED RIBBON WEEK
- Learn about the destructive effects of drug misuse.
- Educate your family members and friends.
- Take action!
At first you might not have to spend any money on drugs. You may get them for free from a friend or relative, or at a party. And that’s great if you do—but that may not always happen. What if you want to use drugs more often? What if you get hooked?
For most of us, our friends and relatives don’t have the money to keep providing us with free drugs. And people in the drug business are in it to make money, so someone has to pay. Sooner or later that will be you.
Using drugs costs money. It takes money to buy drugs. The more you use drugs, the more you keep spending on them.
How much money depends on what drug you use and how often you use it. You can spend as little as $100 a month to over $1,000 a month.
Depending on your income and how much is left, after expenses can determine how much it will hurt you.
If you start using more often, the costs can add up quickly. The more often you use, the greater the chances that you will keep spending more and more.
What if the money you spent on rent, food and gas is spent on the drugs instead? How will you pay for these things?
And what if you lose your job because of the drug use?