HeroinAddiction among Teens
HeroinAddiction among Teens
Variousreasons push children and teenagers to do drugs, and morespecifically heroin. Among the contributing reasons could be theirhigh-stress levels and they seek solace in drugs to escape theirmisery. Heroin addiction among the teenagers is the problem at hand,and the rising numbers of the addiction numbers are worrisome to theparents and the society at large. The numbers of deaths reported fromdeaths caused by drugs overdose are also on the rise. The followingobjective study focuses on the problem, discussing potential ways toreduce the current drug problem amongst the teenagers.
Addictionto heroin means that the teenagers depend on the drug to live. Theirdependency levels are so high that they can easily die from lackingthe drug. More so, the teens face a high risk of death fromoverdoses. The drug menace is crucially dangerous at the teenageyears since the young people have little supervision and thetransition period offers the teenagers a problem of controllingthemselves and keeping away from using the drugs, amid the high peerpressure.
Thisobservational inquiry collected to data from reliable health sources.Medical reports indicate increased numbers in deaths amongst teenswho abuse heroin. The National Institute on Drug Abuse reports thatteens start drug abuse as early as twelve and thirteen years old. Theheroine is the most common used among the opioids, with over 4.2million Americans in 2011 aged twelve and above having an incident ofheroin usage in their lives (II,2012).The year 2010 marked a fifty percent increase in the number offatalities from overdose opioids usage compared to the deaths in theearly 2000s (II,2012).
Thedata collected on the heroin problem and the depression amongstchildren are nationwide, in the USA. High schools and colleges arethe most affected institutions with the reason being the mostteenagers are in these institutions when they start using the drugs.
Thedata collected for the objective research focused on teenagers andchildren. Their random selection depended on the data provided fromthe sources.
Theoutcomes reflect the already existent depression amongst children andthe heroin addiction in children. The worrisome outcomes are theincreasing numbers in children depression and lack of solid andguaranteed ways of combating the menace. With the heroin addiction,there is an increase in the number of teenagers who abuse heroin.Additionally, heroin is the leading opioid abused by the teenagers.Moreover, deaths caused by high substance abuse are on the rise.
Withthe current problem, there needs to be measures and solutions toprevent the problem from consuming the full populace. At the end ofthe study, there was a clear and a leading hypothesis that concludedthat the high preference of drug abuse and addiction among theteenagers was largely caused by an apparent lack of parentsupervision and hugely absent life mentors. Parents have a huge roleto play in the control of the problem. Additionally, the teens needto consult amongst themselves to prevent one another from falling tothe peer pressure of drug addiction. Research-based programs can alsowork to prevent and lower the high depression levels in children. Theresearch-based programs should be rationally designed on the presentevidence provided scientifically. The programs to help with theheroin addiction problem will also need rigorous testing so as tocome up with positive results that end the problem. More importantly,the programs should focus on the risks associated with theadministration of the solution and the protective results of thesolution.
II,C. (2012). Adolescentand Young Adult Addiction: The Pathological Relationship toIntoxication and the Interpersonal Neurobiology Underpinnings.Jon Daily.