Effects of Substance Use and Abuse



- May get the "wrong" type of attention

- Creates problems with family

- Loss of self respect

- Against family and relgious values

- Loss of care/support




- Often groups/friends change

- May let down friends

- Image

- Isolation

- Bad influences


Performance at School/Work


- Difficult to sleep/rest

- May become very tired

- Marks Decrease

- Loss of ability to think clearly




- Cost of purchasing Drugs

- Difficult keeping a job

- Debt

- Legal costs

- Medical Finances

- Repairing Damages to body




- Negative implications regarding possesion, purchase and use of various substances.

- Commiting Crimes

- Future oppurtunities lost (Criminal Record)