Drugs and alcohol have become so common in the world’s middle and high schools that for many students, schools days have become something to look forward to because of the experiments with substances. Relying on survey responses, researchers have reached the conclusion that 80% of America’s high school students and 44% of middle schoolers have individually engaged in substance abuse (MedicineNet. 2012). The two levels of schooling comprise of teenagers between the ages of thirteen and eighteen. In most schools, engaging in drug abuse includes possession, drug dealing, use, and students high on alcohol or drugs. Approximately, America has 16 million teenagers between the ages of 13 to 18 years whom are subject to drug and substance abuse while in school. In this study paper, we seek to explore the causes for the rise in drug abuse amongst teenagers while in school. Research in teenager substance abuse indicates that drug abuse trend has grown over the years especially for school going teenagers. Experimentation with alcohol and drugs during the ages of 13 to 18 years is common in the current society. There are various reasons behind this rise of drug abuse in school-going teenagers which range from home to the school environment. According to research, there are numerous causes of teenage drug abuse, each of which can contribute to a life-long habit of abusing drugs, cigarettes, and alcohol.nce of Drug abuse among Teenagers
Teenagers abuse a variety of drugs, both illegal and legal. Legally available drugs include prescribed medications, alcohol, over the counter cough, sleep, diet medications, and inhalants. The most commonly abused illegal drugs include stimulants, marijuana, heroin, opiates, and designer drugs. According to the recent statistics, the use of illegal drug is increasing especially school going teenagers. Notably, the average age of first marijuana use is at the age of 14 while alcohol can start as early as 13. The average abuse of marijuana and...
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