Consequences of Drugs


The Consequences of Drugs

The consequences of using drugs may be physical, mental, social, emotional, or legal. When someone is continuously using a drug despite all of the negative side effects, this is called a drug or substance abuse.

Drug abuse can cause increased health problems such as illness, injuries and physical damage to the body and can even result in death.

Personal problems can also come out of using drugs such as a loss of motivation, loss of physical and psychological dependence. It can also cause problems at work or at school and can put strain on personal relationships with family members or friends and can cause a breakdown between these people.

People on drugs may commit crimes that they would not normally commit if they weren't under the influence of drugs.

People under the influence of drugs can seriously harm themselves or others when operating motorvehicles, ATV, boats, snow machines, etc.

These issues can also come out of using prescription drugs. If a medical drug is used for too long, at the wrong dosage, not using as directed and even from some side effects.


An overdose of a drug can cause serious and sudden physical or mental damage. These dangerous overdoses most likely occur in people who have developed a dependence or tolerance for a drug, turned to drugs after not using them for awhile, or those who use illegal drugs and do not know the potency of the drug. This is the most harmful and sometimes immediate consequence to using drugs is a fatal overdose.