According to one of Indonesia’s preeminent addiction recovery facilities, Bali Health Services, drug abuse is disastrous to the physical, emotional, and mental health of everyone that decides to take that path. However, the negative effects are much greater on teenagers than on full-grown adults.
According to statistics, 44% of high school students know someone their age who sells drugs. When asked which drugs were sold, it was found out that 91% was marijuana, 24% were prescription drugs, and the remaining were other substances like cocaine and ecstasy. As a result of the overwhelming use of these drugs, drug rehabs from around the world are doing a roaring trade.
It’s indeed a tough time for the youth of today and it makes sense why we should find out more about the issue. This way, we can prevent further cases of drug abuse and addiction.
Teens who use illegal drugs have a high risk of suffering from depression, committing acts of violence, including suicide, a causing a number of different social problems. It can mess up their lives in multiple ways. Knowing that they’re still at the stage where they’re discovering their real personality and identity, there is a great danger of society having to endure teens that have a significantly negative effect on those around them.