Drug Addiction in Teenagers Drugs have been around for a long time and there are many different reasons for them. In particular, they have been misused by teenagers over the years, but in today’s society drug use is at its highest level. Young adults do not deal with their problems in a healthy way, instead they turn to drugs as a solution. Teens who abuse drugs hurt their loved ones and the people who care the most about them. Drugs impact the health of a young adult because they affect not only the physical development and the brain, but they also carry psychological implications.
Greed, according to an electronic source, is another reason for drug abuse among teens, as they get others hooked and sell to them to pay for their own habit. (Guillermo D. Jalil) Peer pressure is probably the main reason most teens abuse illegal drugs. During puberty, many teens suffer with depression. Depression is when a teen is not happy with themselves for real or imagined reasons. They may be suffering from low self-esteem or torment by others, leading to not being happy with their appearance or other physical features.
There are bodies that can’t handle a drug, and someone can result in a bad state, or cause death to the person. Drugs tend to bring suicidal thoughts into someone. Drugs can bring depression into someone, and the person can commit suicide. Someone tends to also use drugs to commit suicide, by exceeding the dosage. Suicide and overdose are great impacts on drug users.
Also it will affect mood, change system of values and lead to depression. As a result, teenagers who use drugs have a risk for suicide. Nowadays, they abuse both legal and illegal drugs. Also drug accessibility is one of the causes of adolescent abuse. The majority of teenagers aged 12-17 get it easily from friends or relatives.
While some parents may feel relieved that their teen is “only” drinking, it is important to remember that alcohol is a powerful, mood-altering drug. Not only does alcohol affect the mind and body in unpredictable ways, but teens lack the judgment and coping skills to handle alcohol wisely. Some teenagers are brought up with the attitude that drinking is pure evil. But most of the time this just causes rebellious behavior and makes them want to try it even more, and once they try it they could possibly get addicted. According to associate professor Deborah Deas and assistant professor Suzanne Thomas from the Medical University of South Carolina, more senior high school students use alcohol than any other drug.
As we know it's a broad topic therefore I'll look at the role that alcohol plays in the society and its impact on teenage addiction. The teen years are a rough time in life in the normal way of human development. If the problem of constant drinking is added to this, there are very serious dangers and pitfalls ahead for these teenagers. Often, they will develop psychiatric problems such as depression, anxiety, or an antisocial personality that goes much further than the usual period of rebellious behavior that most teenagers go through. Uncontrollable anger can be another result of an addiction to alcohol and there are many instances where teenagers create crimes.
Many teens in this generation struggle with drug abuse. Drug abuse is the habit of taking addictive or illegal substances. When using them they can cause serious health problems. It can also possibly ruin a life. What causes some teenagers to use drugs?
There are many reasons why teenagers do drugs such as, social pressure, other illnesses such as depression, and it can even be linked to genetics. Many social situations put teens in positions where they feel that the only way to gain acceptance or "be cool" is to do drugs. These adolescents can struggle with self-confidence and the need to make people like them. Boys as well as girls feel these problems. Although most people believe that attaining drugs is difficult, the reality of that varies greatly.
This change often puzzles people and they wonder how it happened. My stand in this question is yes, teenage behavior has worsened over the years. Teenage behaviors are worse than it was years ago because they like to involve in negative social activities, crimes and tend to be a rebellious. One of the reasons that can prove teenagers behaviours nowadays are more worse than years ago is teenagers nowadays like to involve in negative social activities. Teenagers nowadays involves in many problems such as becoming addicted to smoke, alcohol and drug.
Another often used drug that is also very dangerous but not pushed to be legalized is meth. The main reason that people use methamphetamine is a “high”; or feelings of euphoria they receive from taking it. However, after the high wears off the consumer suffers from a “crash” after it has worn off. The user is “chasing” the first time use “high” due to the damage to the pleasu... ... middle of paper ... ...aw enforcement officer, is seeing children hurt as a result of drug use. Children are often exposed to the harmful chemicals used in the manufacturing of methamphetamine.” They are also more likely to do drugs if their guardians do.