Thesis Statement: Indeed, many teens struggle with drug-related problems, which may be a result of peer influence, lack of proper parental guidance and these lead to health effects, reduced academic performances and adoption of deviant behaviors.
Teens often experience a time…
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Drugs can have many adverse effects on teens’ lives. Since the teenage lifestyle is all about self-discovery, occasional drug use can be dangerous to them. Therefore, proper guidance that involves the support from both parents, government and the public in necessary to avert the drug menace among teens
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Not only are teenagers abusing illegal drugs, but they are also misusing prescription drugs that have been given to them or to friends or family members by a medical professional. Studies show that one out of every nine teenagers abuses prescription medications (Brisher, 2012) while a staggering 25% have used illicit drugs in the past year (Brisher).
The patient’s right to information and his active participation in the diagnosis and treatment of his disease are the clear positive arguments in favor of such advertising. The main argument against such advertising is the risk of self medication with prescription drugs without clear awareness of the harmful side effects.
The first lady, Michelle Obama, has also made childhood obesity important to the American people. Her campaign, Let’s Move, is geared to raise a new generation of children who are more conscious of their eating habits, and who become more physical (“Let’s Move,” 2013).
The next section proves that drug addiction can be prevented by the help of family oriented programs, school oriented programs and community oriented programs. In addition, scientific ways to confirm drug addiction are essential to provide effective treatment to the needy. Prescription medicine abuse must be considered seriously because it leads to drug addiction in future. Furthermore, combination of different types of treatment methods can save the teenagers from the clutches of drug addiction and related problems.
The researcher claims that drugs produce changes in a teenager’s body that causes one’s body to desire the drug again to get the feeling, a process known as addiction; which is the hurdle that counsellors have to overcome. The main cause of concern is that parents believe its okay for their children to take alcohol.
90% of the smokers start smoking before the age of twenty-one. During teenage, smokers quickly get addicted to smoking and alcohol and their brain also shows resistance to treatment (Feinstein, 2009). Addiction to smoking during teenage can be long-term in nature due to this resistance.
Generally, abuse of drugs such as alcohol, tobacco and marijuana has remained dominant among the teens but prescription drug abuse has rapidly increased over the last couple of years. Abuse of prescription drugs such as barbiturates, is continuously becoming popular among US teenagers living in today’s fast paced world according to Henn and DeEugenio (11). Prescription drugs though recommended by the doctor may have an effect on the mind and body of the individual.
As human society progressed and gained a more scientific understanding of how drugs affect our body, we were able to learn how to synthesize synthetic versions of the drug. Some of these were deemed for medicinal
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