Drugs Are Part of a Teen's Everyday Life
Today's teens face more challenges and temptations than any other generation has. More is
expected from them in their schooling- their course loads are bigger with more required
curriculum. There are new drugs and forms of drugs that are easily and readily accessible.
Alcohol is popular as ever and more teens are sexually active. Peer pressure is a constant
strain and influence on their choices. Relationships with parents and siblings are vitally
important and have a strong pull in decision making.
Drugs play more of a role in a teenager's attitude, schooling and health than most parents
realize. Drugs are becoming more and more accessible to teenagers everyday. TeenDrugAbuse.net
is dedicated to informing parents about these drugs and also helping them help their teen by
offering treatment centers and alternatives to public schooling.
Common Drugs Among Teens
||Alcohol - For young people, alcohol is the number one drug of choice. In fact, teens use alcohol more frequently and heavily than all other illicit drugs combined. Although most children under age 14 have not yet begun to drink, early ado ....|
||Marijuana - Marijuana is the most widely used illicit drug among America's youth today, according to the 2001 National Household Survey on Drug Abuse, and kids are smoking it at a younger age than ever before. Moreover, the strength of the d ....|
||Ecstasy - Across the country, teens and young adults enjoy all-night dance parties known as "raves" and increasingly encounter more than just music. Dangerous substances known collectively as club drugs, including Ecstasy are gaining popul ....|