Social Consequences of Using Drugs


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If you think that drugs won’t affect your relationship with your friends, think again.

At first your friends might not be bothered by your drug use, although they may not want to use them. After a while though, that may change. They may want to do other things while you want to use drugs. And they might not enjoy your company while you’re high and they’re not

Also, they may not want to associate with someone who uses drugs, or hang out with a group of people who use drugs.  

When you’re high or getting high, you won’t be able to do things with your friends like gaming, sports, going to the movies, skateboarding, or just hanging out. Instead of spending time with you, your friends will choose to be with people who like to do those things. 

Pretty soon you’ll be spending more time alone or with other people who use drugs. They’re the ones who you don’t mind being around. They don’t pass judgment, and besides, now you have more in common with them than with your old friends. They “understand” you better.   

You may even start lying and stealing to pay for your drug use. No one wants to be around someone like that!

Drugs can also cause users to become paranoid about their relationships, like thinking that their friends are turning against them. Drug users may even become aggressive and violent toward other people, even their family and friends.

For these reasons and more, drugs can destroy friendships. Don’t let them destroy yours!