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Teenage Drug Addictions Teenage addicts live in a world much different from the world of other teenagers Unfortunately it is not a small world There are millions of teen addiction cases in the world because of drugs which include heroine cocaine and alcohol Teenage lives are filled with violence and powerful emotions Their fears and their tears are hidden from those people around them There are many reasons behind this problem especially in the United States and it is impossible to give one single answer These reasons are complex and differ from teen to teen These reasons can be classified into three categories parents friends and social pressures Many American families are single-parent families These parents must work very long hours to support their children Therefore the children are sent to daycare 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 often do not learn good morals and ethics Substance abuse by parents contributes to teenage substance abuse When children see their parents smoking or drinking alcohol every evening to change their mood or to be happy or when one or both of the parents are addicted the children and other family members often become victims The children get a strong message that using these substances is acceptable Also fighting among parents creates unhappiness resentfulness anxiety depression and extreme stress so children often use drugs in order to escape Moreover the divorce of their parents also shocks the children because they are used to living with their parents and suddenly they lose one of them They lose not only fathers or mothers but also the mothers love the fathers love or
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