Teens & Drugs: A struggle or challenge that teens face, it may include peer pressure, or finding an escape.
peer pressure plays a big role with the issue of teens & drugs, and today a lot of drugs are accepted by society . This makes it easier for teens to chose to do drugs.
•in 2014 14 % of eighth graders reported smoking everyday . •37.4% of 12th graders reported past month drinking. •21.2% of of teens reported past month use of marijuana-6% reported daily use. •81% said the drug is easy to get. (mary jane) over the counter drugs- •4.8% of 12th graders used vicodin over the past 5 years. •5.8% of 12th graders used k2/spice, in 2014.
To prevent this, Parents ca talk to conselors or the teen and avoid accuisations if they suspect drug abuse.
biggest learning target: Many teens use this as an escape, it's not always peer pressure, sometimes a cause can be family history of substance abuse, etc.
this issue ties into depressio and self esteem many use is to numb pain or stress but it can cause long term health issues... but it can be prevented.
sources: Mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/tween-andteen-healthin-depth/teen-drug-abuse/art20045921?pg=1 http:/ww.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/high-school-youth-trends
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