This article describes and explains how many teens are using drugs today. More teens are being exposed to drugs and using them because of peer pressure from their friends and wanting to fit in with the "cool" crowd "1 in 5 teens have abused prescription medications, according to the Centers for Disease Control. " Even though teens just want to experience the high of drugs, they don't fully understand how they could become addicted so easily. In Health Class, we are discussing how the brain become addicted to drugs and the long term effects drugs has on your brain. This article connects to what we are learning in Health right now because we are discussing why people began using drugs and how most people start when they are teenagers.
I agree with this article and can connect with it because I have heard many of my classmates who have drank or smoked because their friends do it. I think that this article has very accurate information and reliable because lots of the information is very apparent in today's high schools. I was at first surprised at how many teenager have done drugs because I don't think that many people were doing drugs at such a young age. I was shocked to realize that their are various reasons to why teens use drugs from being depressed to peer pressure.
Why do you think that teens use drugs? Is there someone close to you that suffers from drug abuse? If so, why did they start using drugs? How do you suppose that we can start preventing teen drug abuse?