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Drug abuse and teens

  1. 1. Drug Abuse and Teens Nicole Montoya Breanna Lopez Jesus Morales Stevenrae Romero Jasberth Dimas
  2. 2. Go Ask Alice <ul><li>In the book Go Ask Alice , it was about a teenage girl who went through hard times. She was faced with drugs, rape, and she also had to figure out where she was going in life. She had to decide if she was going to be a drug dealer, finish school, or if she was just going to start out on her own. Alice wrote in her diary almost everyday and she would talk about what happened to her or she would talk about the problems that she would face. In the end of the book Alice decide that she didn’t need her diary anymore and that she could talk about her problems and thoughts to other people. She died three weeks after she stopped writing in her diary. She died of an overdose; it is unknown whether it was planned or accidental. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Facts <ul><li>How many drug related deaths occur on teens throughout a year? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2 million teen drug abusers die every year before they are able to quit </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How early do teens start using drugs? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>* 8th grade -- 30.3%   * 10th grade -- 44.9%   * 12th grade -- 52.8% </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Are teens more vulnerable to the effects of drugs then adults? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Yes sense there bodies are not quite developed the drugs have a stronger impact on younger people. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What percentages of teens use drugs? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In the United States out of the 4 million drug abusers, 2.5 million are teens. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How many of those are able to quit? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Only .5 million of those teens are able to quit. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Teen Deaths <ul><li>In 1998 2860 people 15-19years of age had deaths attributed to drugs. </li></ul><ul><li>In the next twenty four hours, 15,006 teens will use drugs for the first time. </li></ul>
  5. 6. Interview Questions At Risk Counselor: Ms. Chapman
  6. 7. Why do you think teens are vulnerable to drugs? <ul><li>Ms. Chapman said that the main reason is peer pressure from students around us. </li></ul>
  7. 8. What are you doing to prevent drug use? <ul><li>The thing that she does is </li></ul><ul><li>Is Positive role Model </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage to do right thing </li></ul><ul><li>Believe in themselves </li></ul>
  8. 9. What can the community do to help prevent drug abuse? <ul><li>Monitor </li></ul><ul><li>Monitor poor communities as well </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t let media glorify the drugs </li></ul>
  9. 10. Why are drugs bad? <ul><li>Unhealthy </li></ul><ul><li>Wont deal with pain </li></ul><ul><li>Create violence involve trafficking </li></ul>
  10. 11. Interviews Arapahoe House Comprehensive Alcohol & Drug Treatment
  11. 12. <ul><li>What does the program offer? </li></ul><ul><li>What does the program charge? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you think the public is at risk with addicts walking around? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you think parents are aware of the teen drug use? </li></ul><ul><li>What are you doing to prevent drug abuse? </li></ul><ul><li>What can the community do to help prevent drug abuse? </li></ul>
  12. 13. What does the program offer? <ul><li>Avoiding drug & alcohol techniques. </li></ul><ul><li>Classes </li></ul><ul><li>Teaches how to react with others. </li></ul>
  13. 14. What does the program charge? <ul><li>They do charge </li></ul><ul><li>Depends on the persons income </li></ul>
  14. 15. Do you think the public is at risk with addicts walking around? <ul><li>Yes </li></ul><ul><li>Basic economy problems </li></ul><ul><li>More crime happens </li></ul>
  15. 16. Do you think parents are aware of the teen drug use? <ul><li>Very little </li></ul><ul><li>Theirs a lack of communication between child and parent. </li></ul>
  16. 17. What are you doing to prevent drug abuse? <ul><li>Where educating the participants. </li></ul><ul><li>Staying positive/teaching participants to be positive as well. </li></ul><ul><li>We have classes that have to do with behavior issues. </li></ul><ul><li>Lots of therapy. </li></ul>
  17. 18. What can the community do to help prevent drug abuse? <ul><li>Education/ educating people around us. </li></ul><ul><li>More family communication </li></ul>
  18. 19. Action Plan Advisement Drug Awareness Day <ul><li>This day will take place on either a Tuesday or Thursday in advisement class. </li></ul><ul><li>Students will be taught about drugs and what they can do to a person. </li></ul><ul><li>This day is basically a day where teens in advisement will be taught about drug awareness and what a life on drugs is like. It will try to prevent teens from using and abusing drugs that can be harmful to them. </li></ul><ul><li>They will be told what kind of drugs there are and the effects that it can have on someone. Possibly even pictures of people who have abused drugs for years, and the effects it’s had on their physical appearance. </li></ul><ul><li>It would be like something similar to dare, since we are now in high school we think that teens are more introduced to drugs since they have more freedom. </li></ul>