SPE 1330: Effective Speaking

How drug Abuse Effects You

 

Topic: Drug Abuse
Specific Purpose: To inform my audience about 3 major ways drugs can affect one life
Central Idea: The 3 major ways drugs can effect ones life are, decreasing ones social life, Causing financial issues and serious health risks.

-Intro.
Good morning. Everybody in this room has been around drugs. One for something as simple as a headache, helping a relative take one, one for recovery from a surgery or one from your daily coffee. Whatever it may be, we’ve all been in some contact with drugs. But all these things are examples of ways we use drugs correctly. Drug abuse, the non medicinal use of drugs, can have an extremely negative effect on us. Today I will till you about the 3 major ways drugs can effect ones life are, decreasing ones social life, Causing financial issues and serious health risks.

-Main Point One: Decrease on Social Life

  • Drugs increase violence ( causing less people to be around)
  • Loss of interest and activities (only interest in doing drugs)
  • Most drug abusers only hang with drug abusers to avoid judgment
  • Stealing or excessive borrowing of money from friends for drugs
  • Anxiety , depression, wanting to be alone
  • Spending most money on drugs and not being able to enjoy time with friends.

 

-Main Point Two: Financial Issues

 

  • Job loss
  • Spending money on drugs resulting in not paying bills

-No house

-No car

  • Dependents may be removed from your home
  • Money now has to go to rehabilitation centers

 

-Main Point Three: Health issues

 

  • Alcohol

–          hypertension

–          stroke

–          liver disease

–          brain/ nervous

  • Tobacco

–          Cancer of the mouth, larynx, pharynx, esophagus, lungs, pancreas, cervix, uterus, and bladder.

  • Marijuana

–          immune system damage

–          increased heart rate

  • Stimulants( Crack/Cocaine)

–          seizures

–          cardiac arrest

  • Hallucinogens

–          Coma

  • Narcotics ( pain killers/ heroin)

–          convulsions

–          sleeplessness

–          coma

–          death

  • Anabolic Steroids

–          Jaundice

–          Retention of fluid

 

– Conclusion
: Restate what was said in the speech

Resources
The New Book Of Knowlege Vol. D , 1994 (encyclopedia)

University of South Alabama Health Risks Article, 2007

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