Pierce Senior 12 Paper

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Diamonique Pierce
Mr.Booher
English 12
13 Nov. 2014

Teenage Heroin Addiction
Many teens in the suburbs are suffering from heroin addiction. According to the 2006
National Survey on Drug Use and Health an estimate of 20.4 Americans age 12 or older are heroin users
(National ). Also,The Center for Disease control reports that teenagers who partake in heroin use within their lifetime is declining
(National ). Amongst 12th graders, the number has decreased from 3.0 percent in 2001 to 2.0 percent. Teen heroin addiction is caused by stress, social acceptance and low self esteem.
A 2007 PATS Teens study reported
65 percent of teens say they use drugs to “feel cool.”(Feliz). If the problem is not fix the death rates for teen will go up drastically (Feliz ).

Because many drug users rely on clergy for assistance during recovery, many clergy members are now being professionally trained to help those battling addiction. If your family has been at the same place of worship for a long time, your child may feel comfortable opening up about his problems to someone he knows very well and who he is sure won't judge him. (Clergy)

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Your kid's coach is much more than just someone who runs practices and calls plays. He/she is the person who will be first to notice changes in your child's athletic abilities, appearance, motivation, and behavior if your kid continues using drugs. You can enlist a coach's help in monitoring your child, or you can ask the coach to speak to your child about how his drug use negatively affects his body, his performance, and his team as a whole. ( sport coach) Many kids who use drugs have other problems in their lives. Some are stressed about school. Some feel very alone or have been deeply affected by family issues, such as divorce. And more than half of adolescent drug abusers also suffer from a (usually undiagnosed) psychological disorder, like depression or bipolar disorder. A school counselor, drug counselor, or therapist can help your child pinpoint and discuss the underlying issues behind his/her…