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Teenage Drug Addictions Teenaged addicts live in a world much different from the world of the other teenagers It is not a small world There are millions of teen addiction cases in the world because of drugs which include heroine and cocaine and also alcohol Their lives are filled with violence and powerful emotions Their fears and their tears are hidden from those people around them According to the research of The Health and Human Services drug use by adults rose from a low of 53 in 1992 to 109 in 1995 Anonymous 1996 and one study from the Drug Abuse Warning Network showed that the number of people who used drugs in twelfth grade increased 20 Selleck 2002 There are many reasons behind this problem especially in United States and it is impossible to give one single answer because the reasons are complex and differ from teen to teen The causes can be classified into four categories parents peers or friends social pressures and governmental policies First of all In American families there are many single parents who must work very long hours to support their children As a result the children are sent to day care centers and are often cared for by strangers This causes the children to feel depressed lonely and isolated because the parent is absent the parent is unable to provide a good model for her or his kids Children learn by example and when their parents are not there the children learn from television programs or their friends As a result the children do not learn good morals and ethics An example about Heidis family can prove that idea Heidis mother was usually at bars discos and at clubs more often than at home and she thought having fun was very important otherwise why spend more time having fun than at home with her daughters Because of that Heidi tried to use ecstasy and then she got
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