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15

March 2011

What Makes Teen Drug Addiction Terrifying in Florida

by At-Risk.org Staff, on abuse, drug, drugs, florida, risk, substance, teen, teenage, teenagers, teens, youth

There is a difference between drug abuse and drug addiction. Not every person that abuse drugs is necessarily an addict, but is probably on a way to become one. Every teenager that even try some of the drugs is at risk to develop an addiction, if continue using it.

 

This is how the drugs work. At first, it is just a one-time pleaser, with a short affect, and the person who took it can go back to normal life when the effect is gone. After a while of repeated using, drugs will start affecting the brain, creating physical and mental drug addiction.

 

Constant use of drugs changes the brain function, especially of a teenager. What started as experimentation for your teen, who perhaps just wanted to fit in, may turn to a great problem soon. Drugs will reduce their ability to think clear and be rational. In a little while, as they are getting used to drugs, they will think that drugs are making their lives better, so they will use it whenever they have the chance.

 

As the drug addiction progress, teenagers will use it not only because they want it, but also because they will need it to function normal, every day. It will no longer be something they will do for pleasure, but for survival, as scary as that sound. At least, that is how it will give the impression to them.

 

Most often, an addict doesn’t even recognize the problem, or doesn’t want to pay attention to it and seek for help. It is terrifying that most Florida teenagers just accept it as a new way of life, even if it makes them miserable and ruin their lives and their families.

 

It is hard to resist the drug addiction, as you have to fight your own brain, and the drugs that just want more drugs, until it kills you. Many addicts say that they feel trapped, they are aware of ruining their own lives, but there is nothing they can do when the hunger appear. It is a desire much stronger than anything that they ever felt.

 

Drug addiction implies high tolerance for drugs. After a while, quantity that was enough for full experience in the beginning cannot satisfy an addict anymore. Higher amount is needed, and it still won’t give addicts pleasure they long for. Further, one dosage per day won’t be enough, and our teenagers will want to be high the whole day, even at school and at home.

 

Busy parents from Florida often don’t even guess that their child is on a way of becoming an addict. Parents should learn the signs of drug abusing, and control them in this matter. Parents should trust their children, but not without reserves. As soon as they suspect of a problem, they should investigate.

 

If, and when, parents recognize the problem of drug abusing or addiction, they have to consult experts and choose approach. They should try not to get angry and punish the child, but to take friendly approach. It is very important that a child realize he or she has the problem and agrees to accept help. If your child still negates the problem, there are test that can prove for sure if someone is taking drugs.

At-Risk.org Staff