Drug abuse is responsible for millions of deaths each year. Some of these deaths include adolescents and the elderly. In fact, there are over one hundred and twenty million drug abusers worldwide. These drug abusers are addicted to a variety of substances. The most common substances include cocaine, heroin, meth and other synthetic drugs. You may also fall within this category of drug abusers but you can change this. Life is too short to throw it all away on drugs and alcohol.