TEEN DRUG ABUSE
Laura enjoyed a pleasant life in San Juan, Puerto Rico, before she was introduced to drugs and alcohol. Memories of sandy afternoons on the beach with her mother and brother, swimming, and building castles kept her balanced. Family was a core foundation for Laura. As it will, life took a turn…
Since the turn of the century, the United States has experienced what might be its worst-ever drug problem. Just in the last two decades, millions of people have fallen prey to drug habits, and hundreds of thousands of people have died from drug overdoses. But who is actually falling prey to addiction?
As much as parents might not want to think about it, alcohol use is quite prevalent among young people, even those under the age of 21. That is something to be concerned about. We might chalk it up to “just what teens and young adults are going to do,” but we walk on thin ice when we do that. Alcohol use among adolescents can have serious consequences.
Everyone faces risk and threats to their health when they experiment with drugs and alcohol . The nature of the beast with substance abuse is that it is a highly unhealthy activity, hence why it is so frowned upon in society.
An area of drug abuse that needs to be talked about more is teen prescription drug abuse. Research shows that teens and young people, in general, are abusing prescription drugs with growing prevalence, and that is something to be worried about.
Teenagers who fall prey to drug and alcohol problems have a particularly terrible affliction, terrorized by an addiction habit that could fully consume them before they even reach adulthood. Teens are more likely to take risks as a result of substance abuse.
Drug abuse has very specific and very damaging effects on people who partake in such activities. Different drugs have unique effects on people based on the drug being used.