Knowing the Harms...
why do people still do drugs?
WHAT IS SUBSTANCE ABUSE?
-15% of people doing drugs are under the age of 14
-15% of highschoolers don't think marijuana is harmful
-By 8th grade 28% of teens have consumed alcohol
-There are many reasons that kids do drugs
(Daytop client with mother and brother)
"I wanted to fit in
The choice I made was to be with the negative crowd because that’s the one that is always talked about and is always in the center of everything. One night I was asked to go with them and they were all drinking. I wanted to fit in, of course I had to show off, I had to be the one drinking more than everybody else. And then the police came there. They were called I guess by someone who saw what we were doing and then they started to search us and I was the only one who had drugs on them. I had 300 Vicodans, which was a felony. I was put on probation and they said I could get put into a group home, or I could join a rehabilitation program. So I didn’t know what Daytop was really, I know it was a rehabilitation center and I agreed to it"
- social media
- peer pressure
- lack of confidence
- feel goods
- parents addiction
- birth defects
- brain damage
- mental illness
- no ownership of anything
- severe injuries
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