EFFECTS OF DRUG ABUSE: Drug abuse at any age can cause serious health effects, but teens who abuse drugs are at particular risk for negative consequences. Adolescents who abuse drugs are more likely to struggle with addiction later in life and have permanent and irreversible brain damage.
- Physical: Fatigue, repeated health complaints, red and glazed eyes and a lasting cough.
- Emotional: Personality change, sudden mood changes, irritability, irresponsible behaviour, low self-esteem, poor judgment, depression and a general lack of interest.
- Family: Starting arguments, breaking rules or with- drawing from the family.
- School: Decreased interest, negative attitude, drop in grades, many absences, truancy and discipline problem. Distinct downward performance in school.
- Social problems: New friends who are less interested in standard home and school activities, problems with the law and changes to conventional styles in dress and music.
- Changes in bahaviour due to DRUG ABUSE
- Chronic dishonesty caused by DRUG ABUSE
- Trouble with the police and other law enforcement agencies as a result of DRUG ABUSE
- Increasing and inappropriate anger, hostility, irritability etc.
- Increased absenteeism due to drug DRUG ABUSE
- Change of friends, evasiveness in talking about new ones.
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About their lives and find out how their friendship and school work are going, be there as much as you can, communication solves the problem of what most adolescent thyme, that their parents do not care.
v To belong:- The most important and natural part of growing up is to fit in and belong to a group. It is natural that children want others to like them. Sometimes the group using illegal drugs and an adolescent may turn to these illegal drugs just to fit in and belong.
v To feel grown up:- Children want to be like adults; to this growing up means freedom. It means, to be able to do what the adults do and also to be whatever thing they want to be. There is a difference between what is appropriate and legal for adults and what is appropriate for children. With their parents help, teens will realize the danger of using illicit drugs.