Tobacco, Alcohol, and other Deadly Drugs
Young teens across the nation are exposing themselves to tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs through television, family & friends, and society.
Although occasional drinking is ok, sometimes it can rear its ugly head. With so many pressures of today, kids tend to turn to their friends instead of family for emotional support, causing this generation to raise itself entirely. With this kind of influence kids turn to drugs and alcohol to maintain their relationships with their peers or by a means to cope with the behaviors of others.
With peer to peer raising, teenagers of any background can be subdued to drinking and using any form of drug out there; to marijuana to cocaine and heroin. These drugs adhere to deadly effects like learning retention and death.
Many parents, teachers, and counselors can find a child who is suffering from alcohol or drug abuse by simple signs.
Do they do things they regret later: get in fights, destroy property, drive under the influence, or have unplanned or unwanted sex?
These signs are usually normal for the average teen but knowing your child’s behavior and routine will help when detecting if they are using drugs or addicted to alcohol.
The 1996 National Household Survey on Drug Abuse estimated the number of users of illicit drugs in the United States to be about 13 million. In addition, the survey estimated that 10% of Americans abuse or are dependent on alcohol, and 25% of Americans smoke cigarettes. http://www.webmd.com/mental-health/substance-abuse©2005-2013 WebMD, LLC.
Tobacco is a classic in this country, but progression has put an end to this cancer causing substance that hooks people instantly. Nicotine, the drug found in cigarettes addicts its consumers with one puff.
The FDA has come up with several solutions or remedies to help people quit while they can.
The patch- NicoDerm CQ is a unique patch with Time Release SmartControl® Technology that helps prevent the urge to smoke all day long.* NicoDerm CQ supports you through your day by delivering therapeutic nicotine via the patch’s specially designed layers. This technology ensures that the nicotine in the patch will not be delivered all at once, or run out too soon. NicoDerm CQ helps with the side effects associated with quitting smoking, such as irritability, anxiety, difficulty concentrating and restlessness. http://www.nicodermcq.com/about/how-nicotine-patch-works?google=p_&rotation=13314&banner=101479&kw=324896&gclid=CMaT9sTKlLsCFa9DMgodqm0A7w
E-cigarrettes- s a battery-powered device which simulates tobacco smoking. It generally uses a heating element that vaporizes a liquid solution. Some solutions contain a mixture of nicotine and flavourings, while others release a flavored vapor without nicotine. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_cigarette