Infographic: Teens and Illegal Drug Use

Drugs have always been a part of our society. People are experimenting at younger and younger ages as new drugs are surfacing all the time. One question that we don’t ask enough is why? What is causing 200 million people a year to use illegal drugs?

Teenagers today are always struggling to fit in and find their place in the world. Drugs are becoming the answer for them with ease of access and social pressure playing a large role in their will to experiment. The increased pressure for young people also plays a role in drug usage with 73% of teens reported that school stress is the primary reason for drug use.

The infographic below will take a look at some of those questions and provide answers to others. Maybe, if we start answering the questions we can put a stop to illegal drug use. What are the causes of conformity?

causes-of-conformityThis infographic comes to Oak Ridge Now courtesy of 12 Keys Rehab.


Chuck Briese, Oak Ridge Now

[avatar user="cbriese" size="thumbnail" align="left"] Chuck Briese has been a resident of South Montgomery County since 1988. He and his lovely and patient wife, Leslie, have six sons, with only one left to finish high school. Chuck has been a Cub Scout leader, a Little League baseball coach, a church youth leader, and a general troublemaker over the course of the past 25 years. He is obsessed with his lawn, and likes restaurants that serve food that fills up the plate. He has a tendency to tilt at windmills, which may explain why he started Oak Ridge Now.

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