Drugs: Are They Really That Bad? This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

   Growing up I have always been told that drugs are bad. But are they really that bad? I know a lot of people who do drugs and nothing bad has ever happened to them except having a bad trip.

A lot of my friends are always getting high. I mean not just off weed but off acid, cocaine and other big-time drugs. Nothing has ever happened to any of them. I mean they have never gotten hurt or sick. The only problem they have has been not having any money. When they are short, they go without. They don't steal.

Can drugs be good for people? I mean marijuana can be used to cure headaches. I think people overrate drugs. If they can be used in medicine than they can't be that bad.

Drugs used to scare me but now I don't know what to think. Some people say they are bad, some people say they are good and others say drugs can do no harm. From talking to people who do drugs, I have only heard one bad story.

So I just want to know are drugs really that bad? ?

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Lily">This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
yesterday at 1:20 am
i love this so much!
Lizzie123 said...
Nov. 29, 2010 at 2:00 pm

it depends on how addicted you get...how much you use ect.

for the most part people only have to steal because theyre addicted and drugs are generally expensive...if drugs were legal crime rates would probably go down a lot!

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