Please tell a story about a time when a person or organization tried to help someone or change something in your community:

Drug Abuse

Drug abuse is the usage of drugs without an important cause. Drug abuse has mainly affected the young in several ways . Drug abuse can lead to poor health, diseases, theft or robbery even poor nutritional diet. We have different types of drug such as heroine, cocaine, marijuana and alcohol. Drug abuse can lead to low educational status. We all know education is the key to a good future. Most children in schools may drop out are even get suspension from the schools. Drugs can damage our brain cells and interferes with the memory cells. This have been a big problem among the youths. All and sundry has to contribute in order to stop drug abuse by educating children while they are still in school. Rehabilitation centers can also work for drug addicts who are trying to become clean. lastly, bud television programmes that may lead to drug abuse should be scrapped off completely.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: Pearl Project

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