Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Keeping Safe from Drugs

                    say No to drugs

                  http://eschooltoday.com/drug-abuse-and-teens/keeping-safe-from-drugs.html


     Since we are currently learning about drugs and alcohol, I thought this article was appropriate to write about. This article talks about some good distractions that teens can do to avoid drugs. As you may know, teens usually do drugs when they are bored and have nothing else to do. There are a couple distractions that can keep your mind off of drugs. Being creative, choosing the right friends, discovering a hidden talent, and being happy with who you are will really help teens to reduce the drugs that they take. Overall, this article really gave me a good idea of what teens can really do to get their mind off of drugs and more on keeping themselves happy and healthy.

Why do you think that there is such a high percentage of teens who do drugs?
Do you think there are other factors that can lead to drug use?


   



10 comments:

  1. I believe teens have such a high percentage when it comes to drug use and abuse because of peer pressure and self confidence. Peer pressure has a high impact on everything today, and if doing drugs will make a kid feel "accepted" by a group they would like to be accepted into, than thats what they're going to do. Another is self confidence because many teens dislike who they are and how they interact socially, and if being under the influence of drugs helps them socialize, they're going to do that more and more often.

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  2. I think that there is a high percentage of teens who do drugs due to a variety of social pressures. Most teens feel pressured to do well, by parents, friends, and peers, especially when it comes to academics and sports. Because of the increasing pressure at this age, teens need to find a way to relax and release stress, whether it be through drugs or through safer methods like doing art or exercising.

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    1. I agree with both of you, peer pressure is a big issue that occurs with teens about drugs. Teens do feel the need to do drugs because everyone else does it. The peer pressure is more of a social issue that needs to be fixed.

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  4. I think there's a high percentage of teens that do drugs because of different factors in their life. One factor could simply be because they are curious about the drug and want to try it to see what it's like. On a more serious level, another factor could be that teens use drugs to escape from reality. This allows them to forget about all the stress or problems in their life for a little.

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  5. I agree with what everyone has said because the reason that so many teenagers are doing drugs is because of peer pressure. Unfortunately, doing drugs is seen as "cool" in society today
    which makes teens want to use them so that they can fit in or be more social. Therefore, I think that schools should teach students not only the downsides of drugs, but also that there are other ways that are safe and healthy to make friends. Teens need to learn that if a friend is trying to pressure them into doing drugs for "fun", than they aren't really a good friend.

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  6. I believe that teens due drugs primarily due to peer pressure but i also feel that if they were educated in their early teen years there could be a much lower percent of teens who do in fact use drugs. I think that if kids at a younger age took a health class similar to ours and saw what the effects can be through videos and more that they would be less prominent to succumb to peer pressure or willing to experiment with a drug. There will probably always be kids who do drugs for various reasons that we can not stop but if we can prevent most kids from doing them along with helping the ones who are addicted or depended on drugs then we could have the number of teen users decrease by a lot.

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  7. I think that most of the drugs that teens do when peer pressured are probably more common drugs however when people are using drugs because of depression, then it's probably getting more serious. I think it's very important for us as students to try and see how people are feeling and try to encourage or lift the spirits of people who seem to be having a bad day. I agree with everyone else that peer pressure is one of the biggest reasons why people start to do drugs. As long as people are well educated about the adverse effects of drugs I think that we can slow down the rate in which people are using them.

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  8. I agree with Mia that teens usually use drug in order to fit in with their peers, and I also believe that it is as a result of wanting instant gratification rather than considering long term effects. Since teens' brains aren't fully developed, they are more likely to want to feel good now than think about how they are going to feel later if they become addicted to drugs.

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  9. There are different factors in teens doing drugs like Julia said because a lot of the times it is either peer pressure or just teens wanting to try it and experience it. Once teens get really addicted is when the older they get their brain doesn't fully develop.

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