Teen’s Heroin addiction in schools. Let’s face it most children would have tried alcohol and cigarettes by the time they finish high school. However, heroin uses in teenagers is increasing. Adolescent experimenting with illegal drugs. Heroin a type of opioid powder that occurs naturally. In the resin of the opium poppy plant. We are used to a particular image, when we think about narcotic users.
You won’t expect your bright and smart 15-year old. Because she or he’s just “not like that”and because they don’t bear any needle marks. The reality, however, is that more youth are becoming addicted to hard stuff. According to a 2007 survey, nearly 10% of all U.S. young adult are taking illegal substances.
Teen’s Heroin Drugs in schools
Disturbing is the fact that these numbers are almost identical to the of heroin for 8th graders 0.9%. According to the Baltimore Sun Gov. Larry Hogan focusing on epidemic in state of Maryland. The key to this troubling report. The fact that today’s dope is available in a number of forms. The intravenous users still get high. But more young adult would prefer to sniff or smoke the substance. They’re not injecting it directly. This give a sense that the drug is less risky.
Teen’s Heorin in our teen school
The problem is that big ” H” is slowly invading all schools. Drug users are now not just the rich kids. The poor are finding ways to get the illegal drug too.
“Unfortunately, the heroin abuse problem with suburban teens is astounding. But what many don’t know is that the problem didn’t begin with heroin. There is a major epidemic going on with teenagers across the country and it is starting with something that is promoted as “safer” and given to teens by people they trust; doctors
The problem is starting with prescription drugs. And after teens use these substances and become addicted they gateway into the use of heroin”
Many teenagers get hooked on pain pills from home medicine cabinet. They turn to illegal drugs to fit in. Peer pressure usually the case. Many teenagers get hooked on pain pills from home medicine cabinet. They turn to illegal drugs to fit in. Peer pressure usually the case and wanted to fit in. Parents if you suspect your child is struggling with an addiction reach out to someone get him or her help right away.
It is a scary thing to know that children have such easy access to illegal and addictive drugs that can destroy their lives. We must not think our children would never or could never do drugs. Instead we must be ever vigilant.
Janeane, “Vigilant” indeed. Thanks for your support.
I had no idea heroin use was so widespread among teenagers. My children are still very young, but thank you for including the warning signs so that I can be aware when they are older.
Tiffani, A growing problem parent…Heroin! Thanks for support.
Very insightful. Baltimore is my hometown it’s alarming that there is such an increase among teens. I work with students so this truly helpful. I wonder what other initiatives are in place to help students avoid these drug pitfalls. There is so much glorification of substance abuse in the media. Thank you for this post.
Cassie, Heroin is a growing problem for teen all over. Thanks for your support.
Great information. Sad we have to look for these signs in children.
Very informative post Patrice and thanks for sharing this with us. Knowing is half the battle so I appreciate you writing and sharing posts like this with us.
Drugs are definately a huge problem in our country that needs to be addressed.
M:k&M, Yes, you are correct drugs is a major problem here in the U.S.A. that we need to addressed.
My goodness. I had no idea the use of heroine was so rampant among teens. I don’t have any kids yet but know what to look for is an important step.
Glad you like. Thanks for your support.
I keep hearing about the heroin issues in the state of Maryland and I’m shocked. Perhaps shocked because I am a Maryland resident and I don’t know anyone on heroin. I don’t see what I think heroin looks like, although I had no idea what it “looks” like. I’m shocked that in 2015 heroin is a real issue.
I’m worried about my now 10 year old possibly having to deal with classmates that are doing heroin. That might invite, suggest or encourage him to give it a try.
Mimi, Just keep talking to your kids. ..That is all you can do. Thanks for your support