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Teens: Beware of Drugs

By: Mateo Marin

How does drugs affect teens? Well in drugs there are two categories: narcotics and medicine. Medicine can be classified as drugs but aren't illegal unless of the way you use them. Narcotics should be avoid because more than 932,000 people have died because of narcotics.

This shows a possible reason why teens or adults may become addicted to drugs in search of finding something better but don't get nothing so they think they need more and so the addiction grows and grows.

Drug dependence can quickly begin to affect your psychological and physical health, and can also affect your work and social life". The evidence and more provided with the images will show you how a simple dose can change your life.

Some teenagers regularly use drugs or alcohol to compensate for anxiety, depression, or a lack of positive social skills. Teen use of tobacco and alcohol should not be minimized because they can be "gateway drugs" for other drugs (marijuana, cocaine, hallucinogens, inhalants, and heroin)." I am bias against drugs because millions are dying by an addiction of drugs and the government are supposedly are busy but every minute that goes by people are dying and days become years then when the damage was done then they take action. Also, removing drugs may be crucial in decreasing the amount of crime in the entire world and saving lives.

This shows how teens start small with drugs but over time the sensation of needed drugs become bigger and bigger until it is difficult to stop.

The second piece of evidence comes from Drugs, Brains, and Behavior it states "Teens who use drugs may act out and may do poorly in school or drop out. Using drugs when the brain is still developing may cause lasting brain changes and put the user at increased risk of dependence".

This image shows how drugs can be inserted in people. Example syringes.

If we can attain a solution then hopeful the amount of deaths decrease with narcotics. It would be radical if all narcotics are removed from the world. I believe that a debate about drugs should be any debate, but a special one that will be marked in history.

Although this shows a cigarette, its similar to the case of drugs because it shows how people get that feeling that they can't live without drugs.

The third piece of evidence comes from Better Health Channel it states "You might begin to use drugs without thinking about any harm to your body. You might think drugs won't become a problem because you are only a casual user. The more you take a drug, the more likely you are to build up a tolerance to its effects. This can lead to the need to take larger doses to obtain the effects of the drug. For this reason, evidence suggests that after prolonged use, many drugs can cause dependence.

This image shows the percentages that teens in the 8th, 10th, and 12th graders use opioids which is technically used for pain relief but if used incorrectly then it can lead to an overdose then it can eventually shut down the organs and then it will kill the person.

Now in my perspective drugs should be removed and to only be allowed to be used for the government for it to be supervised. For my evidence to back up my statement comes from American Academy of Child and adolescent psychiatry "In the 15-24 year age range, 50% of deaths (from accidents, homicides, suicides) involve alcohol or drug abuse. Drugs and alcohol also contribute to physical and sexual aggression such as assault or rape.

This image shows the basic picture of drugs may you teens avoid this substance/danger to society.

This is a huge controversy , that the government should be working harder on. We need justice to be served and to be justified. This isn't a simple debate but a world issue. This issue must extend beyond the police but every government that stands. Hopeful scientists can find an initiative for drugs.

This image shows what drugs look like and some may be confused for candy so parents make sure to keep an eye for any candy that looks like this.

Possible stages of teenage experience with alcohol and drugs include abstinence (non-use), experimentation, regular use (both recreational and compensatory for other problems), abuse, and dependency. Repeated and regular recreational use can lead to other problems like anxiety and depression.

These links are to show you about drugs, how to get treatment, and how to classify them:



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