Saying No to Drugs
Good morning, everyone. I am here today to talk to you on the topic of Saying no to drugs. My message to you all is never to try drugs. Say "No" every time anyone ever tries to give or sell you drugs. Don't speak to that person again. Drugs are addictive, so please do not think that you might be stronger than other people. Even taking a drug just once is very dangerous.
Now, let me give you some reasons for my opinion. First, drugs are illegal. Buying or selling drugs, having drugs—these are all against the law. Breaking the law is wrong and it is dangerous too. Now you have a bright future waiting for you, but if you start doing illegal things, all that will change—if you commit crimes you will be punished.
Second, drugs can be very bad for your health. Drugs are powerful chemicals. They give you very high blood pressure; they do strange things to your heart rate; they stop you from eating properly; they change the way you breathe. Drug addicts feel ill most of the time. They have a lot of pain. Do you want this? Many drug addicts share needles and become infected with deadly diseases like AIDS. Drugs also make people behave strangely. Drug addicts fall out of windows and hurt themselves with knives and broken glass. Addicts can easily take too much of their drug—and then they die. Please do not hurt yourself in any of these ways. Say "No" to drugs!
Drugs cost a lot of money. If you take drugs you will soon be poor. To get money to buy drugs you will do stupid and illegal things. You will lose your friends and have a lot of trouble in your life.
Often people take drugs because they are unhappy. Maybe they have love or work problems. But drugs cannot solve these problems. There is no connection between them and drugs. People need to talk about problems, get advice and change their behaviour—not take dangerous drugs.
Taking drugs encourages people to make them and sell them. You are making a big social problem worse. Because of you other people may hurt themselves and die prematurely, even if you don't. You make the world a worse place.
Finally, please remember: addiction grows. The first time you need just a little crack cocaine, but every time you will want more. You cannot control the drug; it will control you.
Please listen to me—and say "No" to drugs!