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    You Could Die from Drugs

    There is a drug-induced death in the US every 7.5 minutes. Drug overdose is now the leading cause of accidental death in the US—exceeding even motor vehicle accidents.
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    You Overdose on Drugs

    Drug overdose happens. Sometimes people are lucky and they come out of it okay. Other times they come out of their overdose with physical or mental problems. Or they end up in a coma. Or they die.
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    How Does Drug Use Affect Your High School Grades?

    Did you know that your brain develops until the age of 25? Anything that you do to disrupt this process—including substance—will affect how your brain develops. 
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    How Does Drug Use Affect Your College Grades?

    Drug use may prevent you from getting scholarships or from getting into the school that you wanted because of poor grades. 
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    Getting High and Driving

    More and more studies of drivers killed in motor vehicle accidents have found an increasing number of these drivers testing positive for at least one drug.
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    When Your Friend Overdoses on Drugs

    Intentional or accidental overdoses can occur when you or your friend take too much of a drug—even if it's the first time taking the drug, and whether the drug is illicit, prescription, or over the counter. And if an overdose happens to your friend, you have to think twice about your responsibilities.
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    You Become Addicted

    If you use drugs, you may lose control and become addicted.
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    How Drugs Affect Your Looks and Your Body

    Using drugs can ruin your health and destroy your physical appearance.
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    You Are Caught With Drugs

    The legal consequences of using drugs can be devastating and last far longer than you may realize.
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    Social Consequences of Using Drugs

    Using drugs can cost you your friends and force you to give up the activities you enjoy.