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How to Prevent Young People Around You Become Drugs Addicted
Last month I just read an article about a Korean actor (Mr. Joo Ji-hoon) who has been busted because of using drugs. He was busted with four other people and what make me feel sorry about him is that he used to be a fine, talented, and young actor with such a great of bright future. What a pity !
What makes him fell into such terrible mistake ? He's famous and talented, in fact he was in the middle of a new movie making and now his career is over. In country like South Korea, if you are a famous star and involved with drug use your career will be over. So, what makes young people fall into drug addict ?
What make young people using drugs
Many reasons, as far as I know young people tend to be very unstable and fragile. They are easy affected by their friend if they hang out with wrong friend then it's easy to be influenced by them. Maybe they curious and like to try the drugs and think It won't effect them much. Or maybe they use drug because of depression. They may also use drugs because they want to run away from problems that they face, so it is very important to find out what the problem is being faced by young people. Sometime marital problems between parents, parents passivity, tension with the family or the inability to follow the lessons at school can be caused many young people using drugs. Another reasons are the desire to have fun, want to be received in a social environtment, running out of boredom of the bitter reality of life - well movie is not a real life, and the wrong belief that if I use drugs rarely it won't get me addicted.
Joo Ji-hoon was busted using ecstasy and ketamine. What is ecstasy and how it affected people ?
Ecstasy is the popular name from MDMA ( Methylene Dioxy Meth Amphetamine).These drugs are packed in the form of a small pill with white or yellow color. Ecstasy will react directy after it swallowed about 40 minutes.
Drugs Make You Ugly
The user will feel such feelings:
More confident, talkative
The festive and cheery
If you enjoyed while listening to the music scene such a noisy House Music, you will move your body and head over and over.
The strong increase stamina / do not feel tired
But, if the user stop the using of this drug, they will feel :
Blood pressure and heart rate increased rapidly and high
Chin and teeth vibrate, The unruly, often shivering
Frequently feel anxious and paranoid
Do not want to eat, the body lean and the pupil's eyes widen
Often feel tired, sleep long, or even can not sleep and had a hard depression.
It can cause a heart attack, the physical and thought had fallen sharply
How to deal with people who are addicted to drugs ?
First we have to recognize the symptoms like :
Abusive behavior against the school, family or friend.
Temper tantrum that is not reasonable and the change in mood all of sudden.
Suddenly fight or struggle the discipline at home or at school.
Borrow or steal money from home, school or shops (to support their bad habits).
Wearing glasses at the time that is not appropriate to cover their widen eyes..
Hiding in the bathroom or the odd places such as a warehouse or a ladder for a long time.
Not attend and stop the achievement at school.
More withdrawn and loner.
Extremes changes in a few days indicates the use of drugs.
Second, seek a professional help.
You may search for help from professional doctors and healing group discussion.
How to prevent your kid or young people around you from drugs addict ?
There are no instructions to know quickly if people are addicted to drugs.Some of the above symptoms may be normal because of adjustments to the new situation and growing kid . If you are in doubt just seek help. Ask your family doctor or clinic nearest you to check your kid or family that you know the disease or other physical problems. Start making an active role in preventing drug use. Main target is so that your kid and family can build a defense to avoid using drugs.
See instructions or drugs equipment . Some of the common goods such as pipes, paper roll, some small drugs bottles , eyedrops or lighters may indicate your kid using drugs. If you suspect your kid using drugs, do not hesitate to seek help. But should remain firm and support the kid stated that you understand that they need help from you to fix the problem.
Be sympathetic and emphatic. Don't just blame them but give them support and assure them that they need help. Help them to seek for helping groups and professional doctors. If you deal with them remain calm and objective.
Give them attention, listen to them sometime parents do not have time to listen to their children. Listen to your kid, let them tell you everything from their mind, do not cut their conversation, do not say "If I were you I will bla..bla..bla..," Assure them that it will be safe to talk to you, that you can understand their problems.
Watch your child's body language and expressions, people communicate in two ways verbal and non verbal such as body language. You can find that somebody is lying from their body language.Watch if your kids are nervous, anxiety, check their watch often, knock their fingers, or they are easily look straight at your eyes, smile at you, etc.
Teach your kid to say no to drugs, tell them to be more alert. Like if somebody give them a strange thing, tell them to ask what the things are ? or Where the things come from and etc. If they're out to a party, ask them who will be there, where the party took place, there are parents or not in the party and etc.
Just remember as parents or adults try to watch, listen, and understand the young people.