Teens and Drug Abuse
It's natural to be curious about drugs. When something is forbidden, most teens want to try it even more, especially if parents are the ones saying “Don't do that. It's bad for you.” It's normal to want to experience new and different things. It's also very tempting when those things promise to make you feel good.
Rebellion and experimentation are rites of passage for most teens. But, trying drugs just to see what it feels like can be very dangerous and may lead to serious problems in your life. You can become addicted or violent, and might turn to a life of crime to support your drug habit. Depressant abuse is the cause of more than half of all family violence.