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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 THE EMOTIONAL ASPECT Why do young teens use drugs when they know it will affect them later on in their years? Loss of territories - productive land,industries and raw resources The United States represents 5% of the world's population and 75% of prescription drugs taken. 60% of teens who abuse prescription drugs get them free from friends and relatives. THE SOCIAL ASPECT Drugs and Abuse in young teens. About 28%o of surveyed teenagers said they gave into peer pressure 70 percent of teens who smoke have friends who smoke or started smoking because of peer pressure. Drug misuse: Findings in 2012 In 2013, more high school seniors regularly used marijuana than cigarettes as 22.7% smoked pot in the last month, compared to 16.3% who smoked cigarettes. 28% Most teens are likely to turn to drugs if all is not well at home or school, as they would feel like there was no other choice. 1/3 of teenagers who live in states with medical marijuana laws get their pot from other people's prescriptions. (Ex. Friends, and mutual friends) 1. STRESS A recent study showed that 73% of teens report the number-one reason for using drugs is to deal with the pressures and stress of school. TOP 3 Reasons teens abuse drugs! 2. Teens study reported 65% of teens say they use drugs to feel cool. Teens self-worth depends on the approval of others, and their desire for social acceptance LOW-SELF ESTEEM 3. TO EASE PAIN (EMOTIONAL, PHYSICAL, ETC) Many teens find that they feel better for a while when they use drugs. They use it as a temporary escape from the world and when they are of theyre ``high`` they will crave the feeling and try agauin leading to the abuse of the drug.
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