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Factors That Can Initiate Substance Abuse in Children

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Kids are more susceptible to substance abuse due to various biological and environmental factors, called risk factors. Though these risk factors are capable of stimulating drug abuse at any stage of life, they are found to be more effective in early childhood and adolescence. This 'early' drug abusing habit in a kid may result in severe health complications, besides affecting the family and the community in the long run.

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Therefore, understanding the risk factors of substance abuse helps in preventing the problem of early drug abuse among children. This article discusses the main factors that can initiate the habit of drug abuse in kids.

Genes: Various studies have found that drug abuse can be hereditary. Children of alcohol-dependent parents are four times more likely to develop alcoholism than other children. Children of drug addicted parents are found to have a genetic tendency for substance abuse. Therefore Tennessee Rehab insurance, transmission of alcoholism and drug abuse from parents to their kids is possible. Hence, parents need to stay away from harmful substances.

Addicted friends: Peer influence or pressure plays a vital role in the initiation of drug use. It is one of the strong predictors of drug use during adolescence. Addicted friends initiate and offer drugs to their peers. It is to be noted that the first drink or drug of a person may not be his last. Generally, many of the kids start using drugs or alcohol thinking that they won't get addicted.

But this experimentation eventually turns into addiction Tennessee Rehab insurance

Easy access: The availability and easy access to alcohol and other prescription drugs (generally ignored by parents at home) gives kids a chance to try them. The availability of drugs at their school and from addicted friends also makes them get used to drugs. Moreover, young kids are more likely to experiment with everything that they find new. Hence, it is better to keep these substances out of their reach.

Conflicts in the family: Constant conflicts between father, mother and siblings create disturbed environment at home. This may lead the kid to anxiety and depression. Because of lack of love, affection and family support, kids try to comfort themselves by getting into unhealthy habits like substance abuse.

Lack of supervision: Kids are innocent and sensitive. At younger stages of life, their minds are not mature enough to differentiate between the right and wrong things. They have the tendency to get attracted to unhealthy lifestyles, which can land them in trouble. Hence, it is very much necessary for the parents or school authorities to provide guidance and constantly check for unhealthy habits in kids.

Many studies found that children, who think their parents are monitoring their behaviors and habits, are less likely to abuse drugs.

If we observe carefully, the role of parents seems to play a major role in making children stay away from unhealthy habits. Creating a good atmosphere at home, having an open communication with children and giving positive parental support enables children to make right choices and lead a healthy lifestyle.

5- Misconceptions About Addiction Treatment and Substance Abuse

When many people think of substance abuse and people in need of addiction treatment, they think of criminals on the streets getting their fix of their illegal drug of choice. In actuality, the range of people that abuse drugs could include anyone from a teenager experimenting for the first time to a middle-aged mother using medications prescribed by her doctor as a way to "relax." There are many other common stereotypes and misconceptions about substance abuse and rehabilitation. A few of these misconceptions are outlined below.

Misconception #1: Addiction is a choice.

Truth: A person may choose to casually dabble in drug use at first, but according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, addiction is actually a disease. Continued drug use causes changes in the brain that make quitting difficult or impossible without receiving addiction treatment. Factors that can contribute to dependence are genetics, environment, upbringing, family life, and Tennessee Treatment center insurance. Quitting involves more than just mustering up the willpower to say no. For many people, the only escape is professional addiction treatment.

Misconception #2: A person who misuses substances is a flawed, weak, or bad person.

Truth: The use of drugs changes the way the brain functions. Whether a person develops dependence after experimenting with an illegal substance a few times or becomes dependent on a medication prescribed by a doctor for legitimate reasons, there's nothing inherently bad about that person. They are not weak for succumbing to an addictive substance - their brain chemistry has changed because of drug use.

As a result, they may end up doing bad things and Tennessee Treatment center insurance

Misconception #3: It's better or safer to abuse prescription medications than illegal ones.

Truth: Because many people are prescribed medications by doctors for legitimate medical reasons, there's a widespread belief that these substances are safer than illegal ones. Any time a drug is taken more than directed or otherwise misused, the user risks dependence the same way one would with street drugs. The consequences can be just as devastating.

Misconception #4: No one can be forced into treatment if they aren't ready to receive it.

Truth: The laws vary by state, but many users end up in treatment as a result of the legal system. These people can complete an addiction treatment program just as successfully as those who voluntarily receive help.

Misconception #5: Addiction treatment is a "one size fits all" program.

Truth: Dependence affects different people in different ways, even when they're misusing the same substances. As a result, there's no one single treatment option that works for everyone. Reputable rehabilitation facilities should offer a variety of programs and services tailored to help individuals overcome their dependence.

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by PSC Result Date 2021

This year, as in previous years, the Prathomik Somaponi Result 2021 will be announced on (Expected), and the Grade-5 Exam Result 2021 will be announced by Education Minister of handing over PSC Result 2021 to Prime Minister through an official meet. https://bdpscresult2018.com/ PSC Result Date 2021 The results for all students will be available on the website.and the board will publish student wise, roll number wise result with toppers list for both division educational boards.

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