Can you cover popcorn ceiling with sheetrock/drywall?

Just bought a house, my first, and I'm very nervous about everything cause I'm new to this. Entire living room is covered with popcorn ceilings and I'm learning that if scraped and removed manually, it could contain asbestos. Was wondering if it were possible to cover up popcorn ceilings with... show more Just bought a house, my first, and I'm very nervous about everything cause I'm new to this. Entire living room is covered with popcorn ceilings and I'm learning that if scraped and removed manually, it could contain asbestos. Was wondering if it were possible to cover up popcorn ceilings with drywall/sheetrock and obviously paint it afterwards. It's not only the asbestos factor, but the cost of getting asbestos removed and then the rest of the jobs involved in fixing the ceilings seems much more expensive. And we don't want to keep the popcorn ceilings..they are hideous to us.

Anyone ever do this?

Thanks
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