Causes Of Teenage Addiction

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Teenage Drug Addiction
By: Gabrielle Young

Gabrielle Young
Mr. Womack
Health
11/7/14

Teenage Drug Addiction Teenage drug addiction is a problem that has been increasing throughout society today. Drug addiction can stop us from accomplishing goals or dreams in life. People often believe they are too bright, too powerful, and too much in control to become addictive. But addiction can trap anyone. The sooner people seek help for drug addiction problems; the better they are at gaining control of their life once again. In the research paper I will explore the influences of drug abuse; the five drugs that are most used today, the physical and physiological effects of drugs and what can be done to prevent drug abuse.

Everybody knows bad things will happen to teens that use drugs. They become addicted. It is possible they will have serious or even fatal health problems. They can ruin their personal, social or even professional lives if they have one. But why do young people start taking drugs in the first place? What are the causes
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Parents and teachers should talk more about drug abuse and the health risks that come along with drug abuse. Even though teens understand that their lives are at risk they don’t care because they have no one there to tell them that’s wrong, maybe if parents were more observant as to what their child is doing there would be fewer teens addicted to drugs. Prevention also includes paying attention to the type of people you are hanging with if there a bad influence you shouldn’t be hanging with them. Consider the things adults tell about the effects of drugs and try to stay as far away as you can from them. Listen to the messages from the media and try to avoid peer pressure. There are lots of other ways to avoid drug abuse and if one finds themselves becoming involved they should seek help immediately before it’s too

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