Why don't people listen to warnings about drugs?

  • Paperless_Pen

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    Apr 10, 2016 8:22 PM GMT
    What is wrong with humanity?

    We keep saying that drugs are m'bad, okay, yet people do not listen. People just continue to use and abuse drugs and people do not listen so of course we keep saying drugs are bad, and we keep misusing it too. Drugs are bad, drugs are bad, and people are not listening.

    http://time.com/4287782/hiv-indiana-austin-2/Since the outbreak was first reported in late 2014


    Nearly 200 people have been diagnosed with HIV in an Indiana town, where health officials say an opioid drug use epidemic helped spread the virus.

    The number of HIV cases in the small rural town of Austin, Indiana has reached 190 since December 2014, when the outbreak began to make headlines, USA Today reports. But the town of about 4,000 people — where drug use is rampant and many live in poverty — is now in recovery after the crisis brought much-needed services, health officials told the newspaper.

    There have been only 14 new HIV cases since July 2015. “I think we have a lot of really good things that came out of the HIV outbreak,” Brittany Combs, public health nurse at the Scott County Health Department, told USA Today. “We still have a long way to go.”


    http://www.11alive.com/news/health/190-people-in-this-indiana-town-were-diagnosed-with-hiv/127542203?c=n
  • tj85016

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    Apr 10, 2016 8:30 PM GMT
    people are depressed, drugs are cheap and plentiful, drugs are an easy way out (whether for pain, depression, weight loss, you name it)
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    Apr 10, 2016 11:12 PM GMT
    That's not about drugs it's about sharing dirty needles.
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    Apr 12, 2016 1:43 AM GMT
    Because Xanax
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    Apr 12, 2016 1:50 AM GMT
    Because people can't handle reality.

    It's that plain,
    pure,
    and
    simple.
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    Apr 14, 2016 6:28 AM GMT
    Lumpyoatmeal saidThat's not about drugs it's about sharing dirty needles.

    This is the correct answer. Otherwise, the article title would have said "190 dead from opiate related overdoses".

    Druggies are too high and broke to buy new/clean needles. Some cities have free needle exchange programs. Not to promote drug usage, but to control and mitigate the spread of HIV and hepatitis.
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    Apr 14, 2016 2:09 PM GMT
    Why don't people listen to warnings about drugs?

    who is to figure but not every citizen is a strong runner, continuously all the time.

    why does this amaze the OP.
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    Apr 14, 2016 2:19 PM GMT
    xrichx said
    Lumpyoatmeal saidThat's not about drugs it's about sharing dirty needles.

    This is the correct answer. Otherwise, the article title would have said "190 dead from opiate related overdoses".

    Druggies are too high and broke to buy new/clean needles. Some cities have free needle exchange programs. Not to promote drug usage, but to control and mitigate the spread of HIV and hepatitis.


    I agree.
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    Apr 14, 2016 2:56 PM GMT
    Because addiction is a mental illness and addicts don't like to admit that they're ill.
  • BloodFlame

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    Apr 14, 2016 6:26 PM GMT
    Well when I look at people around my age, it's mainly because they feel the bad things won't happen to them. People are shocked when I tell them I've never once used any drugs, not even weed.

    I won't lie, when I was going through a heavy bout of depression, I did think about trying to take some sort of drug to try to cope with it but I decided against it in the long run because I don't want to mess up my psych or body (and believe me, drugs are everywhere where I live so it wouldn't be hard to get lol).

    I also took learning from example. One of my brother's friends got involved in drugs and her addiction costed her a lot of things. So yeah, it's just not worth it in my opinion.

    As cheesy as the D.A.R.E. program was, it did leave some impact on me haha.
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    Apr 15, 2016 12:35 AM GMT
    People don't listen to the warnings because there are enough users who don't have any negative effects on their lives. Only a percentage of drug users winds up in the sewers, the others manage occasional partaking just fine.

    Sorry, I'm not trying to diminish the dangers of drugs, but drug-education is not honest about the actual dangers.