Drugs addiction in teens/ kids: problems and Solutions

This a must read article to know the symptoms, problems and solution to drugs addiction in kids or teens. 

“Is Ishaan there?”

“Yes he is in his room! Upstairs”

“Call him. It’s been 4 days I haven’t seen him.”

“wait I’ll call him” Said Ishaan’s mother to ishaan’s father and went to Ishaan’s room upstairs.

She was in a doubt whether Ishaan will come out of his room or not?

“Ishaan come out! Papa want’s to see you”.

“Okay! I am coming” said Ishaan tiredly.

And it was three hours past but Ishaan did not came out of the room and when he came, he just went out of the house.

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We can see such situations many yet times at our house. When kids are growing up, such situations are quite normal. There is nothing to worry with this situation.

But there could be so many reasons behind this situation, like the kid must be facing any bullying or any peer pressure or if getting addicted to some drugs, and lastly must be seeing a relationship.

In such situations we should not leave the kids / teens alone because they it is the apt time to give correct guidance from parents.

If they are not getting proper guidance, that may lead to harmful situations.

Sometimes in such situations life is also spoilt.

So parents should never think that children don’t need them.

Children do need their parents. Parents can deal in different ways for giving them right way to lead their life.

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Parents will have to deal with the children as per children’s requirement.

Just think of the situation where your friend is wearing ring in ears and nose and is having a weird hairstyle, eating habits and nightlife, and you have to adjust with your friend. You must be feeling in pressure in such situation.

Similarly, the kids feel the same pressure.

There are many such things that they do it under the pressure of their classmates and friends.

Things have changed a lot. There are many things where parents have to deal with their kids and the kids needs to be protected from certain thing with which they can get affected.

But, they should never stop helping the kids to come out of such situations as only parents can understand the situation of kids / teens.

For parents, Alcohol, cigarette and inhalants are the major issues faced for their teens / Kids. They start consuming dangerous drugs in a very small age.

Consumption of such harmful drugs and alcohol is very dangerous to their health.

This affects the physical growth, mental growth and his / her performance in the school.

The major reasons behind the consumption are:

Firstly, there is a hormone in the body know as Dopamine, this help to increase the feeling of happiness in the body. Whenever anyone consumes these drugs, the content of dopamine increases in the body and he/she feels very happy.

in addition to it, As the time passes, there are some changes in the brain activity and the amount of dopamine decreases, and then kids have the tendency of eating more of such drugs.

To get the feeling of happiness, the kid increases the dose of these drugs.

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Secondly, there could be some unwanted reasons to addiction of these drugs like mental problems. Sometimes, children are suffering from some mental diseases like depression or they get angry on certain things. To get happiness, they consume these drugs.

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Thirdly, they face peer pressure and they face difference in acceptance in society

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Fourthly, they may have faced any bad situation in their childhood that has made them addicted to such drugs.

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Similarly, Parents can motivate their Kids by knowing the symptoms and they can talk on various topics to their children

  • If the child is addicted to alcohol or any drug they can go for a specific medical treatment.
  • Kids should be made aware of the bad affects of these harmful substances. If you notice your kids addicted to drugs or alcohol, check for the warning signs as follows:
    • Check for difference in their body signals.
    • Check for proof of their consumption
    • Change in their behavior with their friends
    • Behavior at home
    • Change in studying pattern or neglecting studies
  • Ask them about the consumption of these drugs and ask them to express their knowledge on these drugs
  • Parents can also ask the kids who have provided them these harmful chemicals.
  • Share your thoughts on your worry about these drugs, its consumption and also that it affects the performance of the kid in school.
  • Ask teen to make rules for family.
  • If you don’t have a written plan to deal with the kids, make a clear plan with your kids.
  • Make them aware of the drugs and its affects. Drug education is a best way to make kids aware of it.
  • Make your kids aware of the long term adverse effects of alcohol, cigarettes and inhalants consumption.

If you feel the kids are consuming these drugs on daily basis. Please do not overlook the situation. The consumption is not good for health. Regular consumption of these drugs can cause addiction of this.

What can parents do for helping their teens:

  •  Learn the adverse affects of the drug consumed by him / her.
  • Ask them the quantity and source of drug consumed by them. You can face the situation where the kids may not be free to tell you the entire details.
  • Consult a doctor or a medical supervision for your kids. An early treatment on this will be better for heath of your kids.
  • All the family members should support the teen consuming drugs and should encourage them to get rid of it.

 

Parents should support their children. Parents should not feel low as the kids have a bad impact of this. In addition to this, instead of feeling weak, parents should become so strong that they may encourage their child.

Also, When kids /teens have the unconditional support from their parents, the kids automatically want to change for better.

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