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Causes of Drug Use Among Young People?

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Teenagers see lots of people using various substances. They see their parents and other adults drinking alcohol, smoking, and, sometimes, abusing other substances. Also, the teen social scene often revolves around drinking and smoking pot. Sometimes friends urge one another to try a drink or smoke something, but it’s just as common for teens to start using a substance because it’s readily available and they see all their friends enjoying it. In their minds, they see drug use as a part of the normal teenage experience.
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"People don't take drugs to feel good, they take drugs to feel less bad"--Unknown.
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Forty-seven percent of teens agreed that movies and TV shows make drugs seem like an OK thing to do, according to a 2011 study. Not surprisingly, 12- to 17-year-olds who viewed three or more “R” rated movies per month were seven times more likely to smoke cigarettes, six times more likely to use marijuana, and five times more likely to drink alcohol, compared to those who hadn’t watched “R” rated films (Amy Khan 2005).
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You mean if I smoke this, a couple hours of life can exist that don't suck?
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Caffeine because I'm a more natural and affable person when on a slight caffeine high, also more focused.
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There is also the fact that smoking, drinking alcohol or taking drugs are seen as acts of rebellion. Young people know that these potentially harmful substances are bad for them which make them even more attractive. Plus the thought of doing something that is both risky and frowned upon by adults only adds to the excitement. It is tempting to indulge in this behavior when part of a group as many young people don’t believe that it will lead to an addiction or even damage their health in the long run.
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I don't. You shouldn't assume things about people. I am deeply offended.
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Escape and Self-Medication — When teens are unhappy and can’t find a healthy outlet for their frustration or a trusted confidant, they may turn to chemicals for solace. Depending on what substance they’re using, they may feel blissfully oblivious, wonderfully happy, or energized and confident. The often rough teenage years can take an emotional toll on children, sometimes even causing depression, so when teens are given a chance to take something to make them feel better, many can’t resist.
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While many people use drugs, only a small percentage abuse drugs, but it has been noted drug abuse often runs in families, suggesting genetics is one of the causes of drug abuse. While having parents that abuse drugs puts a child at risk, it is possible for the child to grow up without drug abuse problems. It is also possible to abuse drugs without having any other drug abuser in the family. It is clear genetics alone is not the cause of drug abuse.
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So my hormone levels don't get fucked up, and for fu
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I don't I completely stay away from everything unless completely necessary.
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All drugs are bad for you. All Saturated fat is bad for you. All alcohol is bad for you. Most cooking oil is bad for you. Tanning is bad for you. Like all these things, drugs give a sense of enjoyment. Releases dopamine in the brain. Sadly, too much of a drug in too little time can burn out those receptors causing a lifetime of depression or lack the happiness you should have. So with that said, if you do drugs, do so very responsibly. Don't over do it. And for younger people, it's fun to do things you aren't suppose to. Getting together with friends and meeting up in a parking lot for an exchange. Then going somewhere to do drugs. If it was legal, which really should be done with a clause to easily make it illegal again if things went south, drug use among young people would go down.
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Different rebellious teens choose different substances to use based on their personalities. Alcohol is the drug of choice for the angry teenager because it frees him to behave aggressively. Methamphetamine, or meth, also encourage aggressive, violent behavior, and can be far more dangerous and potent than alcohol. Marijuana, on the other hand, often seems to reduce aggression and is more of an avoidance drug. LSD and hallucinogens are also escape drugs, often used by young people who feel misunderstood and may long to escape to a more idealistic, kind world.
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If I don't inject Humira every two weeks by entire GI tract attacks itself, it's....not fun.
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If I don't inject Humira every two weeks by entire GI tract attacks itself, it's....not fun.
Can you describe the pain. Christ, that sounds awful.
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So I have Crohn's Disease, the Crohns subreddit is amazing and the people there are just the most supportive group. I am one of the lucky ones because Humira literally makes me feel like everyone else.
Describe the pain. That's tough. In my upper GI I would get severe nausea with daily vomiting when really flaring and just a feeling like I was going to vomit when it was less bad. In the mid GI upper intestines, it was like a very sharp stabbing pain that would come in waves that would last 30 seconds to 1 minute with varying frequency. This was worse than the nausea because when it came, it would interrupt me entirely. I was scared of having a car accident because of it.
The worst was the lower GI because when I would flare my colon would basically peel off and I would see large amounts of blood and tissue in the toilet. I became really depressed and felt like my body was like actually falling apart.
But yeah. Humira. I was diagnosed in 2011 and under doctor's care with various other medications for 4 years without very much impact on my symptoms. It's been a year on Humira and I have been perfect.
Tl, dr Crohns disease is the shits literally =)
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I started smoking cigarettes to get breaks at my old job. As it turns out, nicotine is a highly addictive substance.
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I have some bacterial infection so I need to take antibiotics to get rid of it.
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Instant Gratification — Drugs and alcohol work quickly. The initial effects feel really good. Teenagers turn to drug use because they see it as a short-term shortcut to happiness.
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I take an antidepressant because I have anxiety and depression. Also I occasionally take Advil when needed.
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