In this developing stage the youth come up with many problems and experiences which are remembered trough out their life. Todays youth face many problems including drug abuse and violence. Drug abuse has a serious consequence in schools, homes and communities. Prevention science has made great progress in recent years and scientist are studying broader range of population and topics. They are also helping youth population to prevent using drugs.
Researcher from the last two decade has made their effort to find how drug abuse begins and how it progresses. Risk and protective factors affect children and different juncture of their lives. At each point risk occur which can be changed through prevention and intervention. Aggressive behavior which is early childhood risk can be reformed with family, school and community interventions. It will help children to grow appropriate positive behaviors. In case if it is not addressed before the negative behavior can lead to serious problem such as academic failure and social difficulties, which put children at further risk for later drug abuse. The sign of risk which is found in early childhood are aggressive behavior, lack of self-control, or difficult temperament. As the child gets older, interactions with family, at school, and within the community can affect that childs risk for later drug abuse.
This drug addiction often occurs when there is a lack of attachment in the family, ineffective parenting or caregiver who abuses drug. It can be also due to poor classroom behavior, academic failure and involvement with drug abusing peers. This miserable condition can be eradicated when there will be a strong bond between the parents and the children. There should be a parental involvement in childs life and set clear limits. Parents should also have consistent enforcement of discipline. The students of the middle school are particularly involved in drugs and alcohol. Parents always need to converse with their child regarding this issue. Clarify your child that drugs can damage their health and they should refuse when they are offered with this. Dont exaggerate the things only stick with the facts, reality, provides plenty of information about the damage that drugs can cause. Your adolescent needs to know that you're on their side. Let them know that they can confide in you without fear of reprisal if theyre being pressured to drink or take drugs, and continue to role-play or discuss ways to avoid situations where drugs and alcohol are likely to be present.