March 13, 2012
Drug Abuse Among Teenagers
I am against teen drug use and it is a problem because first of all teens see parents using drugs and think it is okay, secondly no one is acknowledging the problem of teen drug use, and finally teen peer pressure causes teens to begin to use drugs.
Teenagers who think they need to do drugs due to what they see around them every day by seeing parents or even friends doing drugs they feel it is okay. To do drugs. When doing these drugs they feel that it helps them to deal with everything that goes on at home and school .Teens may not realize what they are getting into thinking everyone around them does drugs so it must be okay to do them as well. The bad part of this is that they are not only doing illegal drugs but they are also using prescription drugs to get high. So they do not think they are doing anything wrong by doing that but what they do not know is that prescription drugs are just as bad if not worse than illegal drugs. They both can kill you but prescription drugs can cause you to have side effects. Teenagers who are not being acknowledged think that what they are doing is ok and that they do not need to worry about anything if they felt like there was someone who was willing to acknowledge what they are going through maybe it would help them but there are parents who just so not care so we get teens who so do not care. If we acknowledge what are teens are doing we would not have surveys finding out that 41 percent of teenagers of high school seniors have used illegally drug in the last year at least once if not more (psychology pg 142 ch 4) they also found in 2004, 10.9 percent of young people ages 12-17 reported that they had used illegally in the past mounth , a drop from 11.4 percent in 2002 ( www.teendrugabuse.us). If parents were acknowledgeing there teens more there may not be so many teens on drugs. What parents are not seeing is that... [continues]
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