Why Do Teen Turn To Drugs?
Have you ever used drugs? The number of people that are using drugs is on the rise. A large number of these people are teens. Teens are the largest users of drugs in Canada. Many people feel teen use drugs because they feel it is the cool thing to do, but in truth not all teens just want to look cool. Teens turn to drugs for many different reasons.
reason teens turn to drugs is to get away from life.
Problems at school and at home can be very stressful.
Drugs can relieve teens from this stress.
Homework and schoolwork can be very hard and marks may be low.
If teens are upset about low marks, drugs can make these feelings go
away. Problems at home with family
can be very hard for teens. If
there is always yelling and fighting in the home, teens may use drugs to escape
from these problems.
reason teens use drugs is to rebel against their parents.
Parents may be too overprotective or shelter their teens too much. This may cause teens to rebel and use drugs.
Parents may also be too busy for their teens.
If parents have no time to talk or spend time with their teens, then they
may feel unloved and use drugs to heal their pain.
But some teens just want to do the wrong things to make their parents
mad. Most parents tell their teens
all the time that using drugs is wrong, and that is exactly why some teens do
it. Some teen feel that they just
have to rebel against their parents because they donít want to live by the
rules their parents have in place such as curfews and who they can hang around
reason teens turn to drugs is just to fit in and be liked by their peers. To some teens, using drugs is a way to be liked or accepted
by other people. If a teen does not
have a lot of friends and a group of people ask the teen to go smoke-up with
them, the teen will most likely agree to go.
Also teens that do not use drugs may be bullied or made fun of because of
what they chose not to do. This may
cause teens to start using drugs just so they stop being harassed by their
As stated above there are many different reasons why teens turn to drugs. They may feel peer-pressured at school or overprotected at home. They may want to escape from problems at home or school, or life altogether. Whatever the reason may be, teen drug use does exist and for many different reasons.