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Why do you consider drug addiction the most serious problem among teenagers?
I think it is really sad to see people so young ruin their lives because they are addicted to a substance. But, really, drug addiction is only the result of a bigger problem, people go to drugs because they are trying to escape something else.
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Answer . Marijuana, Alcohol, and either Nicotine or various Pharmeceuticals. The reason why is because they are easier to have access to.. \nweed, cocaine, and tobacco
Adjusting to growing up, finding a sense of self, and choosing a career path, and well as bullying, conflict with other teens, and romantic difficulties, among others.
Boredom more often than not, teenagers experimenting with drugs find themselves getting addicted, Teens who hang around with groups of other teens can find themselves being in…troduced to drugs and invited to just try them!
To cope with the pressure of life in today's world.
Intervention. If you are a friend you need to tell an adult. I don't care if it is your parents, teachers, counselor in school, even your friends' parents. You need to tel…l someone. Yah your friend may hate you later. But you know what do you want that friend dead and go to a funeral instead? I say sure talk to the friend about it first. But will the friend listen to you? Will they not go off in a rampage? If it is your son or daughter and this is a parent. Then you need to again do intervention. Take them to a counselor, put them in a rehabilitation facility. Either way don't let it continue. Take them to your regular physician and tell them what you want and why explain why and what you may have found out. Or if your regular physician is not available, you need to get them to ER immediately. Don't wait for the doctor's appointment. And if they refuse to go or they refuse to go with you or get violent you have the right to call the police in your state for help and interception. Don't hold your child down, don't force your child, don't hit your child or physically hurt your child. You will be held for child abuse, even if your child hits you. If the child leaves the home lock the doors, if you have to change the locks and tell them until they cooperate with you, you are not cooperating with them and they cannot come home. They become violent at the door, or break the homes windows, call the police. Yes this is tough love. But it has to be done. They have to be helped. usually if you have no want to press charges they will pick them up to take them to the ER knowing they are on illegal substances and will send them into rehabilitation from ER. IF the teenager does not have illegal substances on them, they will not be arrested. They cannot arrest for someone being under the influence as long as they are not operating any vehicles and/or machinery in most states. bottom line; Intervention
you need to seek professional help, no one can do it on their own
cocaine, crack, heroin ,ecstasy, alcohol. There are others, but these are def. at the top for addictive drugs
The person who posed this question was probably meaning illegal drugs, but the most serious is and has always been ALCOHOL. About three in every ten Americans will be involved… in an alcohol-related crash at some time in their lives. On average someone is killed by a drunk driver every 45 minutes. In 2008, an estimated 11,773 people died in drunk driving related crashes. Over 1.46 million drivers were arrested in 2006 for driving under the influence of alcohol or narcotics. This is an arrest rate of 1 for every 139 licensed drivers in the United States.(From MADD) You do not see these same type of numbers with any other substance!
It destroys lives, families, and costs billions of dollars a year.
Most experts consider it to be a disease. It fits all the criteria.
There are several reasons that drug trafficking is a serious problem. First, the inherent violence that is brings. Drug trafficking is a dangerous profession. It is illegal… and attracts dangerous people. Drug trafficking is the root cause of a lot of murder. Gangs and cartels use the violence to protect their turf, kill competitors, and simply to make more money. Additionally, drug trafficking and drug dealing prey on the poor. Areas affected with widespread illegal drug usage tend to be poorer, in worse health, and have little social mobility. Finally, follow the money. Drug trafficking is a huge source of dollars leaving the country. The government can no longer tax those dollars. There are plenty of other reasons, but this should get the thought processes rolling.
Because it is a result from the base parents treatments
it can affect the health of the users
Drug addiction compels the addict to engage in a specific type of behavior, which is to consume the drug to which he or she is addicted. Nicotine addicts smoke cigarettes. Smo…king is a type of behavior. We could describe addiction as a medical condition, which leads to a type of behavior. The behavior is a consequence of the addiction.