Teen Drug Rehab

Topics: Illegal drug trade, Heroin, Drug Pages: 3 (1373 words) Published: April 16, 2013
Teen Drug Rehab
One of the largest problems in society today is teenage drug abuse. Youth are getting a hold of drugs and abusing it younger and younger every year. Teenagers start abusing drugs because they are trying to fit in, they are depressed, they are bored, or they are even trying to grow up like one of the celebrities they admire. Parents should talk with their children about the dangers of drugs because facts show that “teenagers whose parents talk to them regularly about the dangers of drugs are less likely to use drugs than those whose parents don’t” (dosomething.org). “More than 60% of teens said that drugs were sold, used, or kept at their school” (dosomething.org). This is a major issue, and we believe it is the biggest issue of all because schools are supposed to be places that represent peace and education. Instead of peace and education, schools to more than half of the students are all about drugs, boys/girls, and partying. We say this because all three of us have been in such environments and witnessed such actions by our fellow classmates. A survey was released not too long ago this year and the survey revealed that “ninety percent of American high school students report that some of their classmates are using illicit drugs, including alcohol and tobacco, during the school day” (Gardner). I, Nadejda, have a personal story to share, not of me but of a friend back in the day. Her name was Kelsey Littlefield. Between 6th and 8th grade she went through phases. She would always tell me that I was her only friend and that no one else liked her because she was weird, from her style of clothing to her personal interests. I and two other people were close with her. She went through a gothic phase where she wore black clothing and dark black eyeliner and started getting numerous piercings from her belly button, to her nose, and about eight different piercings on each ear. I remember once she convinced me to re-pierce her belly button, with a safety...

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