Negative effects of drug use

My first proposal I feel like I was very vague. I narrowed my topic to one way to prevent suicide in adolescents is by the absence of drug use. I find this topic interesting because it shows the reality of the negative effects drugs have in individuals. I want to focus more on the drug use in teenagers because the decisions that a teenager makes has a huge impact in the beginning of their adult hood. If an individual is well educated in the negative effects of drug use they are more likely to not have the urge to try it. It is also beneficial if they have a stable lifestyle such as having a support system that could guide them in the right direction, talk about their problems with, and depend on them for any questions or concerns they have. The stage of teenage years are known as the time where the most confusion and overwhelming takes place. Therefore, to prevent teenagers to seek to drugs as an escape it is important for them to have someone that they could count on and also learn how to problem solve without getting overwhelmed. Drug abuse is one of the leading causes of suicides in the world. Once a teenager is hooked on a drug it is hard to sober them up because they don’t want to live the hard reality they have been escaping all these time. Drug use also stops and prevents an individual to develop in life. It also makes it harder for them to set goals for themselves, which means they will be less likely to evolve in life. If a teenager is well educated in the negative effects of drug use the more likely teenagers will not consume drugs.

Annotated sources:

“10 Reasons Teens Abuse Alcohol or Drugs.” Promises Addiction Treatment Alcohol Drug Rehab Malibu. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Nov. 2014.

This article mentions ten reasons why teenagers consume drugs in their life. The ten reasons the article gave are all very common to have and experience as teenagers. For example, one of the reasons the article gives is modeling parent’s behavior. In fact this reason is key because throughout the teenager’s life they never really had a guardian that could guide them to the right path and help them make the correct decisions. But it is also very controversial because if the teenager grew up with a parent that abused drug use and they saw how it affected their parents they will stay away from drugs. Another important factor is that teenagers try drugs for curiosity of to escape realty for a moment and in the long run they end up becoming addicted.

“Why Do Teens Use Drugs?” Why Do Teens Use Drugs? N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Nov. 2014.

This article explains why young adults find the need to use drugs. Teenagers sometimes feel like they don’t fit in with the rest of their peers. Sometimes not fitting in becomes overwhelming in a teenagers life that they are willing to do anything to fit in. A teenager might just use drugs once to fit in but in reality they will continue to use it to fit in or just because they liked it. The use of drugs is to change the way an individual feels at a moment. With time if the individual keeps using drugs to escape and feel better about a problem, the individual will always depend on the drug.

This article mentions that drug use among teenagers has been a problem for many years. The drug use in teenagers is because they have not reached maturity. Once they have passed the teenage years without learning from their mistakes and continue to consume drugs, then that a problem because they have now become dependent in drugs to cope with their everyday problems. This article also gives out ways a teenager can be treated once they have abused and become dependent on drug use. One of the treatments is to have family based therapies which shows how important it is to have a support system at a young age.