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A study was conducted to determine the relationship between age of onset of consumption and its impact on education. This study includes twin’s men who served in the military. The result of the study showed that those who used the drug during adolescence were less likely to finish college than those who did not use drugs or alcohol. .

Maryam-Riaz 3Ms. Maryam Riaz has completed her Masters in Clinical Psychology from Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad. She has also done Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology from Fauji Foundation University. Her research work includes leadership styles and Pygmalion effect in bank managers and their subordinates and another research was on organizational commitment and job Stress.

Editor: Ms. Maryam Shah

One of the negative effects associated with drug abuse is its effect on the education of the user. Drug abuse impacts negatively on education in many ways.

Impaired Short Term Memory
Even students who use marijuana, which is considered a mild drug, are doing themselves a disservice. Marijuana limits the brain’s ability to retain information.


Inability to Focus
Addicts find it difficult to concentrate, particularly on tasks that require mental effort. A lack of concentration leads generally poor performance in school work.

Reduced Cognitive Efficiency
Continued use of drugs affects the brain user. For example, marijuana users for the ability of adults were less than non – users on both the calculation and verbal tests. Inhalants, methamphetamine, cocaine lead to cognitive impairment, as documented by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Preoccupation with Drugs
When drug abuse leads to addiction, the user spends increased amounts of time and energy on getting and using drugs. This leaves less time to concentrate on schoolwork, which means grades suffer.