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Why Teens Develop a Drug Addiction
For parents and family members who discover that their teenager has developed a drug addiction, there can be a lot of anger and confusion. You doubt yourself and wonder if you somehow failed at parenting. You wonder if it’s all downhill into some terrifying Hollywood version of strung out criminals.
First off, chill out.
Dealing with Parents who are Addicted
Signs of Intoxication
You’re friend has been laughing like a maniac for hours and the neighbor girl looked a wreck when she got out of that guy’s car this morning to come home. What’s going on with them? Are they on drugs or what?
Adolescence is a Critical Time for Preventing Drug Addiction
Teenagers are the most susceptible age group for a predisposition to trying drugs and alcohol. It’s an experimental time in life when you’re figuring out who you are and what you want to be. Drug experimentation, especially in response to peer pressure, is incredibly common during the adolescent years.
The Consequences of Cocaine Use
Cocaine is one of those drugs that, despite how dangerous it really is, gets a lot of glory and praise in Hollywood movies and popular music. There’s a cultural image of the hot shot business executive snorting lines of coke before a big score or the rock star pulling lines off a stripper’s cleavage. This is all funny and in good fun but it creates an irresistible pull toward a drug with severe consequences.
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Thousands are Quitting Smoking by Switching to Vaporizers
Without doubt one of the most dangerous and addictive habits in the West is smoking cigarettes.
The Need for Drama
Admitting that you have a problem with an addiction of any kind can be difficult and embarrassing.
In order to avoid this humiliation and to avoid admitting that he has to change his ways, an addict or alcoholic will resort to deflection and misdirection in an attempt to cast the blame off of himself and onto someone or something else.
The Reality of Cell Phone Addiction
We’re always hesitant to give credence to the idea that something like using a digital device has the addictive capacity of powerful narcotics because the experience is clearly different, but addiction is addiction and there’s no denying the fact that we people of the modern world have an unhealthy relationship with our mobile devices.