Addiction

Gateway Drugs Illegal drugs have such a distinct and pervasive influence on both the body and mind that one poor judgment to just “try” something may end in addiction and the destruction of one’s life. Often teens will try a little sip of their parents' wine or a drink at their friends' house. Or perhaps someone will offer them Marijuana to smoke. These are both seemingly harmless substances. However, it’s important to remember that Alcohol is controlled by the U.S. Government and regulated to ensure quality and also that it doesn’t reach underage users. Furthermore, even though Marijuana is becoming a legal medical treatment in much of the country it to is regulated. The reason being is that a teen hasn’t developed both mentally and physically so that they are ready and knowledgeable about the possible risks and dangers of both of these substances. Alcohol itself causes chemical changes in the body as well as impacting mental development. Allowing young adults to use these drugs could potentially hard their development and have repercussions for the rest of their lives. Instant or First Time Use Addiction The fact is, it often only requires one use of a drug to cause immediate addiction. It may not...