The “war on drugs” began 40 years ago, but the levels of trafficking and addictions are still high. Aside from illegal drugs, the misuse of prescription medicine is on the rise.
The wide spread and accessibility of drugs contribute to substance abuse among the young generation. Experimenting with substances in the teenage years can foster long-term use and addiction later in life. Statistics included in our infographic prove this fact.
Unfortunately, teens often don’t understand how serious the outcome of their experiments with drugs can be. They find it enjoyable or relaxing, but not quite dangerous.
The problem is that many adults also lack knowledge on the issue. AddictionResource authors think it’s important for parents to be aware of drug use prevention methods, the signs that a young person has a drug problem, and ways to help if it occurs. Prevention and recognition of substance abuse can end an emerging problem before it develops into addiction.
Infographic by: addictionresource