Research which has been carried out by the National Institute on Drug Abuse among 44 thousand American schoolchildren has revealed that they are smoking, drinking alcoholic beverages and taking drugs less. The use of LSD drugs has decreased to its lowest level in the last 28 years. The number of high school seniors who take ecstasy, has decreased from 9.2 % to 7.4 %. The number of high school seniors who smoke marijuana also has decreased from 42% to 36%. Nevertheless, success in the struggle against kids drugging in the United States is quite modest and drugging of schoolchildren is a bigger problem than before. It's a tragic trade-off: less high school students are doing drugs but more elementary school students have picked up the habit.
Before you start to take radical steps and worry that the child is suffering from psychological trauma or is becoming a drug addict, it is necessary to understand how long and seriously he's been taking drugs. Preventive punishment depends also on the kind of kids drugging. If you have noticed that the child smokes marijuana or makes other manipulations with hemp, still there is no necessity of hospitalization, and he can give up this habit if you will take reasonable educational measures and explain to him the dangerous consequences. At the same time, the danger of the situation should not be exaggerated; definitely the child will not believe you. It is possible to specify degrading influence of a hemp on a children's not developed organism and a brain.
Not all children who try drugs become drug addicts. Most of them satisfy their curiosity and give up the habit. Therefore the panic and repressive steps of shocked parents, child accusations of perversity and criminality can push kids into the deeper drug use, deepen their mutual misunderstanding and animosity toward their parents.
The parents who usually shift the fault on children and do not realize the mistakes start to offend and humiliate the child or to be started up in infinite reasoning on a moral subject. As a rule, it generates desire of flight and resistance on the part of teenagers and kids drugging goes on. Kids at this age can accept only support and understanding from parents.
However, if you have noticed, that the child abuses soporifics, opiates, injects drug or sniffs solvents, it is necessary to consult urgently the doctor because with these forms of drug addiction it is impossible to rely on the will of the teenager. Probably, the prospect of publicity will force him to refuse at once a drug, but in this case it is necessary to establish careful supervision over his state of health. Independent refusal of kids drugging is possible at early stages of the set forth above forms of drug use, besides abusing these substances require inspection, but parents' help is very important.
Undoubtedly, a schoolboy should know everything about various narcotic drugs, because a lack of knowledge may cause that fact that kids will start to taste narcotic and this is the main problem. If your child was already involved in drug use, has deserted his studies and has given up his great future, in this case complex medical treatment and mental rehabilitation is necessary.
Social drug use is very difficult and complex problem, which consists of the interlacing of various biological, psychological, public-social, economic, political, moral and other factors.