Are You Doing Risky Things?. Cutting, Bingeing, Snorting, by Renae Rebman

By Renae Rebman

ARE YOU DOING dicy issues? slicing, BINGEING, SNORTING, AND different hazards takes a glance on the factors and features of those addictions, Readers are alerted to the indicators of dependancy and reasons of what should be performed to aid humans suffering from those addictions.

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Many will become lifetime smokers. It is the nicotine found in cigarettes that is so addictive. This drug stimulates nerve cells, making the smoker feel either anxious or relaxed. Once tolerance is built up, dependence sets in. Smokers increase the number of cigarettes they smoke per day, and they can become hooked on the habit. Sean, a seventeen-year-old, first tried smoking at the age of twelve. The experience was not pleasant. “I liked fitting in with the older kids,” he admits. ”1 However, Sean was soon using cigarettes to relax and escape from his everyday life.

John Walters, director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, says many parents and teens have outdated perceptions about the drug, believing it to be nonaddictive and less dangerous than cigarettes. 24 Research shows that not only can marijuana be addictive, but it is also more potent than the marijuana of past decades. It directly affects the brain, impairing the ability of young people to concentrate and retain information during their peak learning years. 25 The obvious dangers of the drug to the body are not the only concern.

10 A recent survey found that nearly 2 million young kids and teens in the United States reported using inhalants to get high at least once in their life. That is nearly 9 percent of all American youth. ”13 Other signs include paint stains on clothing, red or runny eyes, a drunken or dizzy appearance, and sores around the mouth. How Many Die? It is impossible to know how many teens die because of huffing. Many deaths simply get written off as suicides or accidents. The National Inhalant Prevention Coalition gets reports of about 100 to 125 deaths per year caused by huffing.

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