At a Glance: Consequences of Using Drugs

You hear all sorts of warnings about what illegal drugs and the misuse of legal drugs can do to you. You might think, “It could happen to others, but it won’t happen to me.”

But using drugs can affect your health, your family, social relationships, school performance, and your future.

Sometimes just being around people who use them can have legal, health, social, and financial consequences. Think about it: What can happen when you get in a car with a driver who is high? What can happen when you get pulled over with drugs or paraphernalia in your car?

And what can happen if you make the decision to use drugs? The first time it’s a choice. After that, it may not be. And sometimes it’s hard to know the consequences of your choice — until it’s too late.

When it comes to drugs and drug abuse, there are many realities and consequences to consider. Meet Billy and learn the truth about drug use and reasons to stay drug-free. Then learn more about the consequences of using drugs.

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Family

Grades

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Legal

Social

Your Future