Please answer my question... i need to know it..
I am not sure it is quite accurate that almost all teenagers do cocaine. I know there is a percentage involved but it is not all. But to answer your question I think there are many reasons why teens try any kind of drugs. One is peer pressure. The fear of not being accepted. If you are in a group that is all trying then you might be more likely to try it. There is a lot of pressure among teens. But the danger of trying it as such a young age can lead to disaster very quickly and all drugs must be avoided at all times.
Well, when it comes to peer pressure I say that doing cocaine is the least of it. I am a teenager and I may have never done cocaine. But I did amphetamines (aderall) on several occasions, which I've heard it's practically prescription cocaine, and I loved it. A bit too much. The reason I liked it so much it's because insecurities and social anxiety are all gone. On top of that it's a huge motivator. Therefore on feels like they're completely on top of things. So a teen with a pile of homework and angst driven depression can easily fall pray to stimulants. There is nothing that can bum a person when they're on aderall. So I don't recommend using it since potential for addiction is extremely high and it can have pretty bad long term effects.
It sickens me that pharmaceudical industries peddle these drugs like if they were harmless.
I don't think these things are peddled as if they were "harmless".Millions of people benifit from these drugs,and need them in order to live to their potential.I don't think you can blame these companies for americas' stupidity.
Peer pressure is not that common. It's an urban legend. I never had any friend every tell or try to get me to do any drug. When we were teens we wanted to do them.
I wanted to try coke and sought it out when I was 16. I bought it and tried it. I don't like it too much but occasionally it's nice to sniff something. It just feels nice.
But why does anyone do anything? Because they want to?
Why do you put sugar on something or have a cup of coffee? They are all drugs. We're human and we like drugs. It is not a big deal unless you become addicted, hurt yourself, or hurt some one else and in that case get help or offer help.
Actually, statistics show that cocaine use among teens is decreasing. Here are statistics from a 2009 study funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse which asked how many 8th-, 10th-, and 12th-graders had abused cocaine at least once in the past year:
Studies suggest that long-term cocaine use changes the way the brain's reward center works, specifically by requiring more of the neurotransmitter dopamine for nerve cells to function normally. This means that you need increasingly large amount of cocaine in order to feel the same effects, and quitting cocaine will make you feel tired and depressed.
Long-term abuse of stimulants like cocaine can cause psychological effects like paranoia, panic attacks, aggressiveness, anorexia, trouble thinking, visual and auditory hallucinations, and delusions.
I am writing this to hopefully prevent or warn teens like me about the dangers and consequences of using cocaine. I first tried cocaine my sophomore year of high school. At the time, i did not think that it was anywhere near a big deal. Boy was i wrong. I am now a senior in high school and cocaine has completely changed my life. I now do cocaine on a very much regular basis. In fact i am doing cocaine every day every chance I get. I do it when i get up, I do it in the parking lot before i go to class, I do it in the bathroom in between my classes, I even stay up all night on school nights doing line after line. I practically don't sleep anymore except for the rare occasion I can't get a hold of some right when i need it. If i had to average how much I spend daily on this drug i would say somewhere in the ballpark of $150 to $200 a day. That's $1050 to $1400 weekly and $4500 to $6000 a month! How ridiculous is that? Imagine all the many things i could be doing with that money if my life didn't revolve around this drug. Besides not sleeping a lot, i have also lost crazy amounts of weight in the past 2 years. I only eat like maybe a bowl of cereal or soup or a sandwich like every 3 days. When I'm coming down off of a high I am a straight up b*tch to everyone. Even to those that i truly care about. The few relationships that i have managed to keep are literally just a few lines away from falling apart just like the relationships before them. Oh, and as for my home life, my parents are now divorced due to their different views on my cocaine abuse. Dad says she's hopeless and that I'm not worth it and Mom says that their is still hope and that we can overcome this together. I spend every paycheck on cocaine and I even use the money from a compensation settlement that I got due to an accident I got into when I was little. When I'm not doing cocaine, I'm thinking about doing cocaine. When I'm doing cocaine, I'm thinking about how I am going to get more. When will this end? Don't let this drug control your life. Don't let it decide what your whole day revolves around. What may seem fun and innocent and "cool" at first...may turn into a serious struggle to stop.
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