Alcohol and Other Drugs
Many kinds of drugs are used in everyday life. In some places,
drugs or brewed drinks have a sacred role in traditions. In other
places, alcoholic drinks like wine or beer are commonly served
with meals. Drugs and alcohol are often part of festive or social
events. And some drugs are used as medicines.
Some drugs that are often used in harmful ways are:
➤ Many people
do not realize that
alcohol and tobacco
are harmful drugs.
• pills that help a person lose
weight or stay awake.
• medicines, especially those
for severe pain, or that help
a person sleep or relax.
In this chapter we talk about the health problems these
drugs can cause, their effects upon women, and ways to stop
using drugs, especially alcohol and tobacco, the most commonly
misused drugs in many communities.
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