interest in them may develop. Many teenagers today believe that the first use of drugs issafe. However even though there is no instant addiction with the first try, youngsters tend toexperiment further. Soon a person could actively seek the euphoric effects of drugs. Drugaddiction is the result of intense preoccupation with the dicer to experience the mental andbodily changes with drug use. The final and the most disastrous stage are when a personneeds drugs in order to function adequately. Therefore availability, curiosity andexperimentation could result in drug addiction among teenagers.According to the staff of government, Mohd Azuan Hussin, 26, said that, one of the mostdevastating side effects of drug addiction and abuse is depression. Depression is the result of chemical imbalance, environmental influence, or a combination of both. Using heavy andvery highly addictive drugs as heroin, cocaine, opium and many others will cause suddenmood changes, deterioration of the immune system, nervous breakdowns, unusual flares of temper and many other side effects. Besides physical side effects, drug addiction can createproblems in a persons social circles. The person may run into many conflicts with his familyand friends, resulting in desire for isolation. This in turn will create more problems since theperson will have no social support. Furthermore, drug addiction is a financial strain especiallyfor teenagers. When a person is addicted to drugs he will do anything to obtain money tofulfill his needs. Drug addiction is the results of 3 Is. Teenagers may think of theirproblems as Inescapable, Interminable and Intolerable. Life may seem bleak and miserable.Seeing no way out feeling lonely and no prospects for improvement leads to depression. Thiscan further lead to attempted suicide.Many studies have found that drugs are a contributing factor to suicide. Using drugs mayreduce inhibitions and impair judgments, suicide is a possibility. As one statistic illustrates70% of all young people who attempted suicide used drugs. Illegal drugs, for example, weed,speed, acid, or ecstasy has always been a problem among the younger folks, the problemsgets even more serious if it involves additive substances such as cocaine. The most commonseen illegal drug around teens in BC is Ecstasy, or generally called E. Es are usuallyinvolved in rave parties; people take Es and dance overnight. The academic name for E ishallucinogenic stimulant, it generally affects the concentration of the brain, and it canchange ones mood, sleep, sexual behavior, body temperature and appetite. The sensationsight, sound and touch are enhanced, thats why its usually used at discos and parties. Ittakes about 30 to 40 minutes to get high and about three to four hours to wear off. Sideeffects include heart and blood pressure problems, blurred vision, chills and sweating. Thetablet changes every week and counterfeits are always around, it is not addictive. It is illegalto buy, sell, produce or posses any amount of E.The problems of teenage drug use, depression and suicide are evident in our society.These are very real and threatening issues that have to be dealt with. Going into the 21stcentury we have to face to problems of our future generations. There are many non-profitable organizations that help teenagers to cope with drug use. There are help lines,community services that offer information about drugs, and individual counseling is availablealmost in every education institution. There is help available to those who seek it.