Cocaine just causes pain. Among young people (15 to 34 years), an estimated 7.5 million have used cocaine.
A pill can kill. 2.4 million Americans used prescription drugs nonmedically for the first time within the past year, which averages to approximately 6,600 initiates per day.
Abdominal distention and bloating. Constipation. Liver damage (especially prevalent in abuse of drugs that combine opiates with acetaminophen). Brain damage due to hypoxia, resulting from respiratory depression.
Heroine doesn't make you a hero.
Overdose deaths from heroin have almost quintupled from 2001 to 2013.
Rates of overdose have increased at higher rates from 2010 to 2013.