(Look for). Another article disagrees when it writes “People take drugs just for the pleasure they believe they can bring” (Drugs). This means teens not only turn to drugs to deal with the pain in there lives, but also just for the pleasure and excitement it brings. Knowing the risk of using drugs often helps teenagers avoid doing so. According to one source, “Teens who consistently learn about the risks of drugs from their parents are up to fifty percent less likely to use drugs than those who don’t” (11 facts).
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.
Abusing Prescription Medication. Prescription drug abuse has become a major epidemic across the globe, shattering and affecting many lives of young teenagers. Many people think that prescription drugs are safer and less addictive than “street drugs.” After all, these are drugs that moms, dads, and even kids brothers and sisters use. The dangers are not easily seen, but the future of our youth will soon be in severe danger if the problem is not addressed,it will continue to get worse if action is not taken soon. Prescription drugs are only supposed to be consumed by patients who have been examined and have a medical report by a professional, more and more teens are turning to the family’s medicine cabinet to “get high” but what they are actually doing is severely harming themselves, kids today are turning away from the street drugs and abusing the “prescribed” drugs that are that are at their very own home.
“Over 281,000 people went to go get help to get over heroin addiction. When they first meet heroin they believed that it wouldn’t be more addictive but they were wrong they ended up running there life’s and they all n... ... middle of paper ... ...rrowing money from the wrong people. Some gamblers start drinking a lot and become alcoholics drinking too much while gambling. In conclusion addition come in different ways, addition can become addicted in so many were for the little’s things even when they first meet the addition they thought that it wouldn’t get them addicted any type of things are addicted anything!! Just if you realize before you’re too late go get medical help from a doctor family anyone that can help.
The effects are very harmful, some drugs may make you feel energetic, confident and plus increase... ... middle of paper ... ... (But not degree) reported the highest levels of general drug use. (BBC News, online 2009) In conclusion the different areas in life that drugs can affect are: Health-both physical and mental, social lives, family and relationships with others, education and employment. The drug usage has been increasing among the teenagers, and affecting them badly. Depression is the biggest issue as it eventually eats through a person causing even major and harmful problems e.g. heart problems, disruption of menstrual cycle etc.
Drug abuse is a serious problem especially with America’s youth since marijuana and other drugs are very harmful to the developing brains of adolescents. Some of the most commonly abused drugs are Marijuana, Cocaine, Xanax, and Adderall. (Health and Life) Some of these drugs are more harmful while others aren’t as bad. “About 36.4% of students in the average high school class smoke marijuana regularly and 60% of high school seniors do not view regular marijuana use as harmful.” (National Institute on Drug Abuse) Though alcohol and cigarette abuse has gone down in the past couple of years new drugs have been found. 30 to 40% of all high school graduates have admitted to using a stimulation known as Adderall to help them study, Adderall is prescribed to children who have ADHD to help them concentrate, when people without ADHD use Adderall they become hyperactive.
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. Ways drugs harm young people are; energy loss, diminished school performance, and harmed parental relationships. Although more research is required, recent national surveys report that 40% of heavy users experience some or all of those symptoms.” (Centers For disease Control and prevention.) If our country were to legalize marijuana, it would eventually lead to more drugs like meth being legalized which would be disastrous as well. Both drugs are dangerous and there is absolutely no way that our government or any government can keep it under control.
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.
The long time effects are far worse than the immediate bruises and broken bones. Many people begin to do drugs to forget, and not to feel the pain of their lives. When the person begins the drug it opens a window for addiction. Adults who have a past of childhood of abuse want to forget their repulsive past more than anyone, and this leads to having drug problems. In fact, adult’s who have a history of child abuse are two times as likely to become alcoholics (San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center).
A growing number try to fill the gap with drugs and alcohol, turning to substance abuse at younger ages than ever before. Many young people finally despair of finding what they need and end their searches in suicide. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, between one thousand and fifteen hundred teenagers attempt suicide every day.” (Shuler) An inclusion of music in education helps at risk students to avoid the problems of frustration, alienation, and self-doubt that often place students at risk of failure. At risk students are fully capable of learning, therefore it is important for students to be provided with the environ... ... middle of paper ... ...mental Aging Research 31.1 (2005): 91-99. Academic Search Premier.