Hi, my name is John DePalma from New York
City on behalf of Expert Village I’m here today to help you recognize drug and alcohol
addiction. Drugs not only effect you on the outside visible to those who are watching
carefully, they also effect you internally and that’s when it comes down to killing you.
Drugs can effect your internal organs, they can make you grow older quicker, some of the
stimulants can effect your heart, make your heart race. I had a heart attack when I was
25 years old from the use of cocaine, alcohol, heroin, so I know first hand that internal
effects from drug use and alcohol use are a real thing. So it’s something that you might
necessarily not see, but it’s something that you need to know exists and that’s why you
need to get the people that you love off the drugs and alcohol before it kills them.