Drug Abuse

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What are drugs?

Drugs are substances that change the way your brain and body works. Drugs can be swallowed, inhaled, smoked, or injected. They can come from plants, like tobacco or marijuana, or they can be manufactured in a lab, like ecstasy. Sometimes, everyday items like glue or paint are used like drugs. Items like these are called inhalants, and using them this way can kill you instantly. Whichever way drugs are taken, they end up in your bloodstream. Blood supplies your entire body with oxygen and nutrients. When your blood contains drugs, the drugs go to all parts of your body. Here are the effects from just some types of drugs:

  • Marijuana