We know that a lot of people have problems because of taking
drugs, smoking, or drinking alcohol. Even kids in elementary school need to know
that drugs are a problem. We wanted to make a web site to help people
learn about these problems so they won't use drugs.
Click on parts of these pictures to find out how
different drugs affect your body and your brain.
Drugs are things that
people take to change the way they think or feel.
Why do people take
Drugs might make
someone think they feel good, but only for a little while.
Friends might talk
them into taking drugs.
They think drugs
won’t really hurt them.
They think, “Oh, just
one time will be okay.”
Drugs might make them
forget their problems, but only for a little while.
They think taking
drugs makes them look cool to their friends.
The best way to stop
taking drugs is never to start. If someone asks you to try
something, have the courage to say, “No!”
Do not let anyone
talk you into taking a drink, smoking a cigarette, or taking some
kind of drug. Use your own brain and make your own decision. Make a
decision that will protect your body and your mind.
There are special
groups to help people quit drinking alcohol, to quit smoking, and to
quit taking drugs. If you know someone who needs help from a special
group, talk to your school counselor or another responsible adult.
learn more about drugs and why people take them, visit this link:
Pictures drawn by different members of our group.
Background and buttons made by members of our group.
Brain picture used with permission from