Drug

Some parents really have to wonder what makes some teenagers use drugs while others never even contemplate it. Not every teen that uses drugs fits any sort of stereotype that is expected either. That means parents really need to take a look when it comes to figuring out why teens use drugs. When it comes to teen drug abuse, multiple factors can affect this, just like with adult drug abuse. We’re going to go over some of the factors that can contribute to teen drug use so that parents can begin to understand a bit better. What Studies Have Shown For years there have been studies conducted across the United States. These studies have shown that teens with high stress can be likely to turn to drug use to help relax and relieve them of their stress. Teenagers who have high-stress high school experiences are actually twice as likely to get into substance abuse. This includes drugs, drinking, and smoking. When teens are bored they are also a whopping 50 percent more likely to try and relieve that boredom through drug use. If they don’t feel properly stimulated, then they want a way to fill their time.  So they try drugs, alcohol, and smoking. Another factor...

In the age of technology, every teenager will most likely use the internet to satisfy natural curiosity to research what different types of drugs are available on the street. It’s great that in our present age anyone and especially youth and teens can use resources like the internet to find out relevant information about subjects as sensitive and life-changing as illegal drugs and substance abuse. Most parents can remember a time when the only information available was through authority figures such as law enforcement and parents or their friends to learn about the dangers of drugs. While hearing important warnings about drugs from your parents or a resource officer is very important as a teen it’s sometimes hard to understand the dangers. So we often listen to our group of friends or others our age who may not have our best interests at heart.   Research and Internet Humor Are Misleading The fact is the wealth of information available on the internet has to received with the utmost caution. A friend or someone else who may be sharing a class with you may not have the best information on what a drug is and what it can potentially do to harm you Likewise the...