The Issue Of Teen Drug Abuse

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There is a growing issue in Franklin County, Ohio that needs to be addressed, teen drug abuse is on the rise. More than 289,730 teens in Franklin County, Ohio are using drugs like Marijuana, Pills, and Heroin. Teenagers in Franklin County, need to be informed about what these drugs specifically Marijuana, Pills, and Heroin. Teens who struggle with addiction need to learn howwas to get involved in treatment centers and what they have to offer,
About 1/4th of arrest made by Fugitive Apprehensive Officer Jason Brooks, involve teenagers. Officer Brooks states that of these teens he has arrested for various reasons, they have confessed they use/used drugs. So the real question here is, wWhy do teens use drugs? Officer Brooks believes that
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Ordinarily, these receptors are activated by brain chemicals similar to THC that are part of a neural communication system, and play an important role in the brain development and function.” Once the Marijuana is in your body it “over activates this system, causing impaired coordination, difficulty with thinking and problem solving, and disrupted learning and memory.” Teens are also using Pills which can be very dangerous.
There are many different types of pills that teens are using but the most common one in Franklin County according to Officer Brooks is MDMA, commonly known as Molly. Many pop artist of today have publicized the drug. According to The Huffington Post (2013) article Miley Cyrus in her famous song We Can’t Stop says “We like to party dancing with molly/doing whatever we want.” She is not alone there was a whopping total of twenty songs in the article talking about the drug. Above The Influence (2013) defines MDMA (Methylenedioxy-methamphetamine) as a “Synthetic, mind-altering drug that acts both as a stimulant and a hallucinogenic.” MDMA increases your heart rate and blood pressure. According to Above The Influence (2013), People who use MDMA are also at risk of dehydration, which may not seem like a big deal, but by interfering with the body’s ability to regulate its temperature, it puts you at risk of dangerous, sometimes fatal, overheating.”
The highly addictive drug that Officer Jason Brooks sees that is on the rise is Black Tar Heroin.
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