Cocaine Abuse and Teens


Herein, I'll be endeavoring to offer information for the public concerning cocaine addiction and abuse throughout our nation. Simply by establishing a common understanding and working together, concerned citizens will be able to really make a difference within our society by minimizing cocaine addiction.

Cocaine Abuse in America

To realize just how serious cocaine abuse still is, simply look up the most current set of statistics. Even if cocaine is no longer number on when it comes to drug addiction, it is still frequently used and generates a myriad of problems for millions of people inside our country. Every year, cocaine and crack cocaine are accountable for a large number of ER trips and drug overdoses.

Many Americans feel that cocaine is a problem confined to the inner cities or the rich and famous. It is something that is understood through filters like news broadcasts or Hollywood portrayals. The reality is that impacts every demographic in our country whether through being addicted to it directly, having to deal with a loved one who is addicted, or simply paying taxes to support the war against it.

There are individuals of all ages dependent on cocaine and the use and sale of cocaine is responsible for a plethora of criminal activity. Considering the fact that it's readily available and highly addictive, cocaine abuse and addiction statistics continue to be high.

Some of the horrors of cocaine and crack addiction include following:

    * Infants are born hooked on cocaine daily in this nation. Throughout 1988 over 300,000 had been born hooked on cocaine.
    * Fifteen thousand people die from cocaine overdoses or cocaine related health conditions annually in America.
    * 25% of US citizens 26 years old to 34 years old have abused cocaine at least one time during their lives.
    * There are more arrests related to cocaine related offenses when compared with all other illegal drugs.

Kids and Cocaine

Sad to say, high school aged teens have surprisingly easy access to an array of harmful drugs. At no other part of our lifetime will we interact with a more diverse group of individuals than when we're going to high school. Peer pressure, as well as easy access to drugs, are considered the reasons for consistently high levels of cocaine abuse by adolescents.

It is widely reported by groups that perform teen drug abuse studies that a majority of kids report extremely easy access to drugs, and in-fact that in many cases it's easier to get drugs than it is to get alcohol. Along with that disturbing fact, the average age for first experimenting with drugs is consistently getting younger.

How Are We Going to Keep Our Children from Using Cocaine

It's nearly impossible to 100% guarantee that your kid will never uses cocaine or other narcotics. There are however, a number of things that parents can do to mitigate the chances that their kid will begin using drugs. First, parents must be a strong example in the home. If you don't want your kid to use drugs, you shouldn't use drugs, if you want your kid to be honest, you need to be honest. Having beneficial role models in a kid's everyday life renders it much more unlikely that they will begin to make bad decisions. It really is just that easy. Additionally, positively supporting your children will help them to feel secure and build their self-confidence. Encourage your child with extracurricular activities to help them to develop positive interests that will supersede an inclination to try drugs.

Most important however, is communication. Know what's going on in your kid's life by engaging in regular conversation with them. Developing a relationship where your child feels respected and heard is going to help them to have the confidence to come to you when they may be having problems in their life.

In the event that your child is developing a problem with drugs or alcohol, it is important to get them into drug treatment and begin combating their drug abuse as early as possible. Once drug addiction starts, it doesn't just go away. If left unchecked, drug abuse will progress and only get worse as your child gets older. By introducing them to the concepts of drug rehab at a young age, they will understand that there is another way to live, and hopefully they will be able to avoid a life of struggling with addiction and alcoholism.

Just remember that millions of people have been able to overcome addiction and no matter whom it is in your life that might be struggling, there is hope.

Daniel Manson has been in the Drug and Alcohol Treatment industry for over 15 years, and currently is President of a very successful drug rehab program in California. Having lived the life of an addict himself, he understands the problems that drugs can give a person. Daniel worked directly with clients for many years, before moving to management, marketing and ultimately managing multiple facilities with a large online presence. Along with providing Drug Rehabilitation services, Daniel supports Drug Education for schoolchildren so they are informed about the dangers of drugs.

In addition to the above, Daniel Manson has acquired vast online marketing experience, with his website ranking #1 for "drug rehab", the most competitive keyword in the industry. He is in high demand and sought after for advice and consulting work.

3 comments to “Cocaine Abuse and Teens”

  • February 17, 2012 at 3:17 AM
    gonz says:

    Today it is not surprising that more and more of our teens indulge themselves in drug addiction simply because the access to those drugs is easier. All those teens that are involved in drug abuse should be rehabilitated and of course the law enforcers should capture those who sell the harmful drugs to our innocent teens. Through this the cycle would probably stop.

  • July 4, 2012 at 1:57 AM
    Anonymous says:

    A very good post. I learned a lot of things in this blog. The art of saying no.I agree with what you say, If you don�t put your goals first, nobody else will because we are responsible of ourselves. Its nice, I love this post. Cristalius

  • January 6, 2018 at 5:17 AM
    Ana Vargas says:

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