Why do people take drugs? People who use drugs do so because they wish to remove their minds from realities around them. A good example is a man with a very stressful family and work life; such a man would always want to take some nights out with friends to get high on booze and drugs. The night parties help such people forget the several problems plaguing them at home and in the office for some time. Of course, this escape is to give them rest of mind for that moment and help them forget the problems they can't handle immediately since they are issues they plan to resolve in the future. If the reason for getting high is not to remove the problems from one's mind until when it can be conveniently tackled, then the booze becomes a very irresponsible act.
Things get out of hand when someone battling issues like stress or depression, starts using drugs more often and it becomes an addiction. This is the point people who advocate for no drug use make. Another very important point to note is that drugs can cause depression and mood swings. Yet, several people manage to escape these negative effects of drug use by adopting more disciplined drug use approaches.