Drug and alcohol abused children:
Use and abuse of drugs by teen are common and can have multiple consequences.
5-24 year age range, 50% of deaths (from accidents, homicides, suicides) involve alcohol or drug abuse. Drugs and alcohol also contribute to physical and sexual aggression such as assault or rape. Possible stages of teenage experience with alcohol and drugs include abstinence (non-use), experimentation, regular use (both recreational and compensatory for other problems), abuse, and dependency. Repeated and regular recreational use can lead to other problems like anxiety and depression. Some teenagers regularly use drugs or alcohol to compensate for anxiety, depression, or a lack of positive social skills. Teen use of tobacco and alcohol should not be minimized because they can be “gateway drugs” for other drugs (marijuana, cocaine, hallucinogens, inhalants, and heroin). The combination of teenagers curiosity, risk-taking behavior, and social pressure make it very difficult to say no. This leads most teenagers to the questions: “Will it hurt to try one?”
Effects of drug and alcohol abuse:
Short term abuse:
• Slurred speech.
• Impaired judgment.
• Trouble concentrating.
• Memory loss.
• Problems breathing.
Long term abuse:
• Mouth, esophageal, throat, liver, and breast cancer.
• Raised risk of heart problems, such as cardiomyopathy.
• Brain damage.
• Weakened immune system.
• Liver disease.
• Thiamine deficiency.
• Violence or self-harm.
• Accidents, such as vehicle collisions.
Bring alcohol addict and drug addict victims to society and educate them and give the full potential to their life until they stood by their own leg.
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