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Good morning audience!
May God bless all of you.
My name is Michelle Nadya from public junior high school six Banjarmasin.
First, let’s thank God for his blessing that all of we can gather here with a healthy body and mind. I would like to say thank you too for the judges and all of you that given me a nice opportunity for a speech.
Drugs. What are them? A drug is any substance with the exception of food and water, which when taken into the body, alters the body’s function either physically or psychologically. When you put them into your body, drugs find their way into your bloodstream and are transported to parts of your body, such as your brain. In the brain, drugs may intensify or dull your senses, alter your sense of alertness, and sometimes decrease physical pain. A drug if consume will make the user addicted. Actually, these drugs are a medicine or antidote for some disease or to cure animal. But it is consumed by they who aren’t sick, beyond the limit dose.
Those were mostly victims of a ‘cruel’ environment, a broken-home family, of ignorance, of curiosity or particularly of the illegal drugs mafia. Why are the teenagers the most consumers of using narcotic and drugs? Because
Teenagers are usually eager to know every think and want to try it whether it is good or bad, and never think its effect. They are too easy to influence to do many thinks. Drugs vary. There are Heroin, shabu, Ecstasy, marijuana, cocaine, tobacco, and alcohol. The most people use drugs use shabu. These drugs are readily available in all major urban areas, including schools, Karaoke lounges, bars, cafes, discotheques, nightclubs, and they even spread into remote villages. Therefore it is not surprising that drug users continue to increase from year to year.
What’s the effect? Many. Well, drugs make the user feel free, happy, and such. But anything have a side effect. This too. Such, it can hurt our heart, hemoprosic, brain, bones, skin, lungs, infected AIDS and so much more. It also can make us depressed mentally, psychotics, or even make us commit suicide. The worst scenario, they died.
Drug abuse has also contributed to the increase of HIV/AIDS patients, through the usage of unsterile injections. According to a report based on an illicit drug and injection safety study of 20 Asian countries conducted by the Center for Harm Reduction in Australia’s Burnet Institute, drug injecting is spreading to all the countries [of Asia] and its popularity is increasing. Our Country, Indonesia have up to 1 million drug injectors, and 19% of them were infected HIV/AIDS. How Dangerous the drugs abuse for us.
This is an extremely serious issue for us. It’s a threat that could kill an entire generation. One generation of this nation will be lost if we do not take action together and immediately. In short, we must be ready to go to war against illicit drugs and the war must start from home.
Then, what can we do as the young generation? Prevention is better than cure.
Be aware of what you take. Know the names of the medications you take and what they are for.
Make sure that one doctor knows about everything you take. A lot of times each drug you take was prescribed by another specialist, and none of them is aware of the other specialists or the medications they prescribed. It’s important to update your primary caregiver about all the medications you take – this way he/she can see if you take drugs that don’t interact well, or take several drugs which do the same thing. It can help your doctors if you bring a list of the medications you take) to every appointment.
Ask your doctor questions. Try to understand why each drug is important, and ask if it’s necessary. Ask what the possible side effects of each drug are. Ask for how long you should take the drugs – some drugs are only for temporary use, while other are for a long term.
Don’t stop taking prescription drugs without talking to your doctor. Sometimes it’s dangerous to just stop taking a drug, and a gradual withdrawal is needed.
Consult a pharmacist about Over-The-Counter (OTC) drugs, especially if you take prescription drugs as well.
Read the Drug label. This is especially important in Over-The-Counter drugs – the label includes information like the uses of the drug, warnings, a list of possible side effects, and information about the dosage and storage of the drug.
AVOID the Drugs, don’t ever think to try just because you curios. Because once you try, you will be trapped and later become addicted, and the addiction will finally turn you into criminals or take your lives.
Now it’s time for us to say ‘NO’ to drugs. Thank you.