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Why Teens Use And Abuse Narcotics

Updated on April 5, 2012
Jacob Frazier  11/09/89- 05/20/07  Always and Forever In Our Hearts
Jacob Frazier 11/09/89- 05/20/07 Always and Forever In Our Hearts

What's wrong with our teenagers these day's

So many teenagers today are using narcotics as a way of getting high. There are so many narcotics out there like heroin,cocaine,etc. but the narcotic I'm refering to is the one your doctor prescribes which is probably in your medicine cabinet right now and those narcotics are percocet, vicodin,morphine,etc..

Teenagers today are using these narcotics when at parties with friends, while taking these narcotics teenagers are mixing alcohol and other prescribed medicines with them and not being educated on the side effects it turns out to have a fatal effect on the one's we love.

Taking drugs especially prescribed drugs can be dangerous not only because of the physical impact they can have on your body but they can also limit your ability to set limits especially on being aware of your environment and also being able to realize when you're in danger.

The word Narcotic is a Greek word and it means: Pertaining to or producing narcosis.. An agent that produces unsensibility or stupor,especially an opioid.. A drug derived from opiom or opiom like compounds,with potent analgesic effects associated with significate alteration of mood and behavior with the potential for dependence and tolerance of following repeated administration. Here is a web site to know the warning signs of narcotic drug abuse.

Episode Data Set (TEDS) records an alarming increase in the rate of admissions for narcotic painkillers of 155% between 1995 and 2002. Trends show that drug use of heavy drugs like Heroin and Cocaine has dropped due to the fact that narcotics are more easily accessible.

There is help out there for our teens, if you suspect your teen is using and you have noticed changes in there behavior please get your child help don't let your child become another statistic. Here are a few numbers: Teen Help Hotline is an interactive forum for teens on many topics, including drug abuse there number is 1-800-637-0701.. Another number you can call is 1-800-821-4357.. If these numbers are not help full you can also call your local sheriffs Department and ask for a phone number in your area..

I wrote this article in rememberance of Jacob Frazier who passed away on 5/20/07 from accidental Narcotic overdose.. His family and his friends all love him dearly and miss him very much and we hope this article helps educate teenagers on what can happen and parent on what to look for...

Jacob with Best Friend, he will be truly missed.
Jacob with Best Friend, he will be truly missed.


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    • rickzimmerman profile image

      Rick Zimmerman 

      9 years ago from Northeast Ohio

      GRP: great hub on a serious topic. For a lighter look, check out my Learning from Your Teenager. Regards, RickZ

    • GlstngRosePetals profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Wouldn't You Like To Know

      Joe Barnett: I agree, especially as parents we need to teach our children but the sad thing is we can't always be there to watch there every move we just got to pray that what we taught them sinks in and that peer pressure doesn't get the best of them.. Thankyou

    • JOE BARNETT profile image


      9 years ago

      hey rose! yes you have to be very conscientious in these years or a lifetime of regret, possibly. good article

    • GlstngRosePetals profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Wouldn't You Like To Know

      ehern33: it is a sad situation and we as parents do need to be aware. I thankyou so much for reading my hub.

    • ehern33 profile image


      9 years ago

      This is a sad situation we need to be aware of. It is not an easy subject to tackle as adults are often addicted to these narcotics, especially class II type drugs. Thank you for bringing it out. No one deserves to go through this, and education of our teens is crucial.


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