Drugs and alcohol are causing more problems in the world than ever before. The place where this problem is of concern is in adolescents. However, children and adolescents should not be singled out from this problem. About 17 million adults in the United States suffer from alcoholism. This is a problem that people are trying to pay attention to, because most people living in the States drink. Alcohol is sold, so it is legal now. When the ban ended, it didn’t happen because people thought it would benefit society.
They thought that they were losing money because they did not legalize alcohol. People still drank alcohol in secret. Sometimes people drank alcohol anyway, banning alcohol may not be the best solution.
Many try to hide behind the fact that something is legal or illegal. In fact, everything should be treated with caution. For example, excessive consumption of legal drugs. The United States consumes 80% of its supply of prescription pain relievers, even though it even accounts for 5% of the world’s population (drugabuse.
com). It doesn’t help that prescription pain relievers are readily available online. An estimated 3.8 million people in the United States abuse prescription pain relievers.
Maihuana is the most widely used drug in the United States. Meanwhile, the United States of America has not established or trafficked in drugs, they are among the users of illegal substances in the world. Americans are most at risk of dying.
As stated earlier, nearly 17 million Americans suffer from alcoholism. By grade 8, 28% of adolescents were drinking alcohol, 15% smoking cigarettes, and 16.
5% using marijuana (Martin, M.D., M.A., Lori and Alyssa Milot). This means that before high school, more than 25% of children already drank alcohol. This is a shocking fact that needs to be changed in the future.
Some people just don’t understand the risks of using drugs or alcohol. One of the biggest changes that needs to happen on this topic. The ignorance of this topic is surprising to people, getting services to high school is surprising. Maybe if more people were aware of this topic early in their lives, then the number of people drinking alcohol in high school could decrease. Unfortunately, the opposite seems to be happening.
In 2009, a study was conducted of high school students who smoke weed daily. In 2009, about 1.4% of seniors smoked weed daily. Five years later, that number has grown to a whopping 6.5% of high school seniors who smoke weed daily. In five years, their number has grown by more than five percent. This is more than 1% per year on average! In the meantime, less than 20% of grade 12 students believe accidental use is harmful, and less than 40% are considered harmful to regular use (US Department of Education, Drug Enforcement Administration). These are the lowest rates since 1983.
Perhaps if parents begin to argue more strictly that alcohol and drugs are bad, the children will understand the point. Teens who consistently learn about the risk of drug use from their parents are 50% less likely to use drugs than those who do not use them (see Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse). While these numbers are not as high as one might hope, they also confirm the fact that parents impose this knowledge on their children.
One of the most frightening facts about this topic is that about 50% of high school students do not consider it harmful to try crack or cocaine once or twice, and 40% believe that using heroin once or twice is not harmful (US Department of Health Services). These are some frightening numbers. It is very possible to die from cocaine use, but about 50% of high school students do not believe that it is even harmful. This proposal was reiterated because such a message should be made available to the public. If necessary, repeat it ten more times.
So those who do not know what is so bad about drug use should be explored. This is a topic that everyone should be aware of, because today it is one of the biggest problems in the world. Drugs are bad for everyone and everyone, but especially bad when they get into the hands of children and adolescents. For a child’s body, this can cause health problems that last a lifetime. Many illicit drugs can damage the brain, heart, and many other important organs.
Cocaine is an illegal drug known to cause heart attacks (kidshealth.org). If someone is on drugs, their grades are likely to drop, and it becomes worse for them to play sports and other activities. People with drug problems just do stupid things.
It is sad to see someone who is addicted to drugs, and perhaps even sadder to see someone who wants to stop using drugs but is in trouble. Anyone who tries to quit smoking will experience withdrawal symptoms. These symptoms include vomiting, sweating, tremors, and many more (kidshealth.org). The goal is to stop someone from using drugs before they start using drugs. Most people who use drugs try to get rid of their emotions. Some others are simply convinced by peer pressure, and some just try it because they are bored. This is a problem now and needs to be stopped now.