I will pay for the following article Teenage Drug Addiction. The work is to be 6 pages with three to five sources, with in-text citations and a reference page. The very nature of adolescents facing developmental changes in this precarious stage of growth makes them more susceptible to initially trying, exploring and experimenting on new things, endeavors, and even risky activities which include smoking, drinking alcohol, and using drugs. Common knowledge has actually warned members of the society of the devastating impact of drugs that are inflicted on the users, to their families, and to the society. In this regard, the current discourse aims to present crucial information pertaining to teenage drug addiction to include information such as current statistics. identified causes or factors that contribute to their preponderance. impact and consequences. as well as recommended strategies for its prevention and treatment.
peers, have led them to try experimenting on drug use. According to the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, “teenagers abuse a variety of drugs, both legal and illegal. Legally available drugs include alcohol, prescribed medications, inhalants (fumes from glues, aerosols, and solvents) and over-the-counter cough, cold, sleep, and diet medications. The most commonly used illegal drugs are marijuana (pot), stimulants (cocaine, crack, and speed), LSD, PCP, opiates, heroin, and designer drugs (Ecstasy)” (1).
Current statistics revealed from information gathered by the National Institute of Drug Use has disclosed that marijuana remains the top drug used by teenagers at 36.4%, specifically 12th graders. as shown in Figure 1, below:
Aside from synthetic marijuana, which was second in line as the most abused drug by 12th graders, Adderall, a pharmaceutical drug, was noted to be an “a central nervous system stimulant made up of two different chemicals called amphetamine and dextroamphetamine…(where) people who take Adderall without a prescription or who do not take Adderall.
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