Reasons for addiction
Every abuser has a different reason for drug abuse or addiction. Mostly to escape from problems, people abuse drugs, and become addicted. Many factors influence the individuals like social environment, person’s biology, and age. Family, friends, life style of individual contribute to drug abuse. Critical stages of life along with genetic, and environmental factors also affect drug addiction susceptibility.
Increased illicit drug abuse among the teenagers is one of the growing concerns in USA today. Teens are more likely to get exposed to drugs and alcohol and are more vulnerable to try these harmful substances. Often, teens think that they will try drugs only for once, but many of them experiment with these drugs of abuse for longer periods and get addicted. Teenage drinking or illicit drug abuse causes morbidity and mortality, both during adolescence as well as later in their life.
Marijuana is the most commonly abused illicit drug today throughout the world. Teens are more likely to abuse and get addicted to the Marijuana. According to Monitoring the Future survey 2009, about 7 percent of 8th graders, 16 percent of 10th graders, and 21 percent of 12th graders were abusing Marijuana in 2009.
The drug abuse in teens has many negative effects, both long-term as well as short-term. Proper awareness among teens about these effects can keep them alarmed and away from Marijuana abuse. Here are a few short-term and long-term effects of Marijuana drug abuse among teens.
The standards and behaviors of thinking pattern influences drug seeking behavior. Alcohol is legal to an extent and this increases the vulnerability of more kids getting addicted to alcohol. Continue reading →