Substance Abuse Persuasive Speech

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Who me? No way!! NEVER. I will never make such a decision. I’m smart, beautiful, and handsome. I attend university, St. George’s University. I am a Doctor, I’m a Professor, I’m a Psychologist, I’m a manager, I’m a professional. Furthermore, Substance Abuse is only for the poor, struggling and homeless. (Scoff).. Really?
Slide 1 – famous people
These people are not poor. They were and are some very influential people, together their net worth is a staggering 500 million dollars yet they all struggled with substance abuse.
What is substance abuse? It can be considered as the overindulgence or dependence on an addictive substance, especially alcohol or drugs, that alters the way in which the mind and body works.
I am not against having a strong
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In fact, almost half of all the drivers who were killed in crashes, tested positive for drugs also had alcohol in their system. What’s more, statistics from CBS news sites indicates that over 11,000 people die every year in a drunk driver car accident.
Overindulgence of alcohol and drug substances can cause major health problems like brain damage, heart failure, and mental disorders,hallucinations the contraction of HIV/AIDS just to name a few. Furthermore, It is reported by the United States, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, that about 23.5 million people required treatment for drug or alcohol abuse.
Although that is the case many still believe that the perpetrators of substance abuse are poor, homeless and are riddled with sever family issues. However, that is not the case. The names I mentioned earlier were rich, famous, influential and could afford the finest care and help money can offer. Therefore it is safe to say, Alcohol and drug substances do not discriminate.
I found out, there are many reasons why people get addicted to drugs and alcohol, but upon research, one of the main reasons is, individuals seek to find escape from the pressures of