What is drug abuse

Drug abuse is the continuous use of illegal drugs lead the life towards negative consequences. Drug abuse is a curse which destroys your life and makes your life hell. Drug abuse alternative names are substance abuse, narcotics abuse. People start using illegal drugs and when they cannot stop using them they get addicted to it.

A drug contains harmful chemicals which disrupt the brain communication system and also effects the way nerve cells send receive and process information. Drug addiction is a brain disease the use of illegal drugs leads to changes in function of brain.

Eventually drug abusing is destroying our society social and moral values according to ongoing researches 208 million people are using illegal drugs internationally which is a thing to be worried about. The developed countries had the highest rate in drug abuse. Drug abuse is also a big social problem in our society.

Reasons of drug abuse and its addiction

Every person is not a drug addicted if he uses drug for once or for some time. Each person has different body and brain. There are several reasons behind a drug addiction. People suffering from depression anxiety may use drugs. People start using drugs by watching other family members or friends taking drugs. people use drugs to take relive from their stressful life and become addicted.  If you have not experience of using any drug in life it’s a bit difficult to understand that how people become addicted to it. For understanding this lets take an example

While when we eat our favorite food or while doing romance our brain gives us the feeling of immense pleasure. When people take drugs their brain released a neurotransmitter called dopamine which gives them a pleasurable reward. When people take drugs again and again the brain become used to it and to gain the same pleasure you have to take more drugs

Effects of drug abuse

There are several side effects of using drugs. These side effects include behavioral and physical signs. Drug abuse makes your life miserable and sometime results come in death. Drug usage effects on your brain and different part of the body. According to the United Nations office on drugs and crime (UNODC) 2015 report shows very disasters results of drug abuse.

The death ratio of drug abuse is almost 187,100 worldwide and the numbers may increase in future.




  • Change in behavior
  • Less social life
  • Irritable mood
  • Red eyes
  • Dilated pupils
  • Weight loss
  • Weakness
  • Depression
  • Illegal activities
  • Aggression
  • Lack of control
  • Being alone



Type of Illegal Dangerous drugs

  • Methamphetamine
  • Heroin
  • Cocaine
  • Alcohol
  • Marijuana
  • Ecstasy (MDMA)
  • Crystal meth
  • Tobacco
  • Krokodil
  • Whoonga
  • Dimethyltryptamine DMT


Drug addicted countries


The most commonly drug usage in Iran is opium. The majority of Iran is opium addicted. Iran does not produce opium it is smuggled from neighbor countries like Afghanistan.Iranaian law and enforcement agencies are fighting with drug trafficking and also plays a vital role in seizing a huge amount of  worldwide opium.

United Kingdom

The most commonly drug used in UK is alcohol and cannabis. Thousands of death have been recorded due to alcohol addiction. It is the serious issue which needs to be solved


France has been known as having high prescription drug use rate and cannabis. Misuse of prescription pills are getting higher day by day because of It availability and cheap price.

Drug use is a significant issue in Russia. People are addicted of Poppy Straw, opium, cannabis. Russian law agencies is working with other department to control over drug trafficking.

United States of America

Marijuana is the most commonly used substance in USA and also a high rate of using prescription pills.


Afghanistan has a huge problem of heroine. Afghanistan is the world largest producer of opium from which the drug is made.


People of Mexico are addicted of meth which is a leading problem in the world. The country is infamous for its drug cartels.


Cannabis is the reason of drug abuse in Canada. A majority of adults become addicts of this drug which is a big issue in Canada.

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