Michael Stevens

Teen Drug Abuse.

Facts.

1] More teens are addicted to prescription drugs over any hard core drugs such as cocaine and heroin.

2] About 50% of high school seniors do not think it's harmful to try crack or cocaine once or twice and 40% believe it's not harmful to use heroin once or twice.      

3]60% of seniors don't see regular marijuana use as harmful, but THC (the active ingredient in the drug that causes addiction) is nearly 5 times stronger than it was 20 years ago.

4.] 1/3 of teenagers who live in states with medical marijuana laws get their pot from other people's prescriptions.

5.]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 way I would try help teen from drug abuse is rehabs and counseling. There really no way you can make someone stop using drug they half to want to stop doing drugs. But the only way to stop people from doing this is to keep what where doing with the police. Such as drug busts and all that just keep getting drug abusers help.   

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