Drug addiction continues to be a major challenge for many countries around the world. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) revealed in its 2012 Monitoring the Future Survey that use of illegal drugs among teens went up in recent years while alcohol and cigarette use dropped.
The survey which covered more than 45, 400 students in the 8th, 10th and 12th grades from 1992 to 2012 showed that marijuana use was on top and highest among the 12th graders. Other drugs used were powder cocaine, crack, methamphetamine and heroin. Prescription drugs commonly abused were Adderall, Vicodin, cold medicines and tranquilizers.
But while this alarming situation exists, there’s help on hand. Parents who are helpless in battling this issue with their children as well as adults having difficulty in overcoming this dangerous habit can seek help from drug rehabilitation centers. There are tens of thousands of them in place worldwide and are committed to reforming users regardless of age and gender.