Causes Of Adolescent Drug Abuse

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Adolescence drug abuse is an epidemic issue in the world today. Some of the popular drugs that adolescents are experimenting with are opioid drugs, marijuana and alcohol. The adolescents are taking risks with these drugs while the brain is still developing during those adolescence years. If the adolescents experiment with drugs, they won’t have the right mindset to lead the future. Adults are not the future of America it’s the adolescents that are the future for America. A study conducted from 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 5 percent of the adolescents in America suffered from a substance use disorder. The adolescents were from 12-17 years old. That means that 1 or every 12 have a substance abuse issue. It used to be hard for an adolescence to get their hands on drugs but, now it is the easiest thing in the world. Adolescents are making drugs at home, using regular over the counter medicine and inhalants. For example, cough syrup, ibuprofen and caffeine mixed together will get an adolescents high. As the adolescence keeps on abusing that same drug, the brain will become immune to that drug. The brain areas that get affected are the vision, movement, thinking and hearing (Menhard 44). Opioid drugs are used today on daily basis. The adolescents will take them without thinking about the consequences. For example, some will have “Pharm” parties which is when they have to bring a pill to one of their friends homes and put it into a bowl and they sample
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