Teen Drug Abuse

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Did you know that the teen Drug and Alcohol abuse rate have increased over the past 10 years? 1 out of every 10 teens use non prescribed prescription drugs. Teens are abusing drugs and using them as relief outlets. They often start using the drugs under peer pressure, to cope with a problem or to cope with depression. People can find different ways to cope and quit their addictive habits and find something different to do. You become 5% more likely to become addicted in adulthood. Studies have shown that you are 3% more likely to self harm. Drug abuse under ages of 18 can permanently affect and change your brain. It can cause you to be delusional and can’t remember what happened when you were under the influence. It causes you to do poorly in school , diminishes good performance and can keep you from being employed. It can also cost you your life if you are driving under the influences. Studies have shown that 467,000 kids ages 12-17 have used the drugs for nonmedical purposes and 168,000 claim to be addicted. (http://www.projectknow.com/research/fentanyl-and-teens/ )
Teen drug abuse causes endangerment to yourself and others. When you are under the influence of Alcohol and drugs your mind doesn't function the same. Studies have shown that drivers under the age of 21 are behind 17% of most of the the fatal-alcohol related car accidents. Which is about 2,000 underage drinkers a year behind the wheel. Which means there are about 200,000 trips to the ER. In many cases the kids

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