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Drug abuse in Teen girls

Drug abuse is one of the major addictions affecting many people across the world. There is no age limit or gender limitations for drug abuse. Infact, in an official survey, it was found that compared to boys, girls “suffer more from drugs abuse”. This is largely because; teen girls are at “higher risk of depression”. 

The cause of drug abuse in teen girls is different as compared to boys. Boys tend to get into drug abuse for “recreational experimentation”, for fun or excitement, etc. However, the cause of drug abuse in girls is said to be for boosting self-confidence, girls with social insecurity or anxiety also lead to drug abuse and drugs are also widely used by the girls for weight loss. It is general misconception among teen girls that drugs have “favorable properties for weight loss”.  

The problem of drug abuse in teen girls cannot be identified as easily as in boys. The habit of drug abuse in teen girls can remain concealed for a long time before being discovered. The symptoms of drug abuse in teen girls are that they become moody, more depressed, social isolation, weight loss etc. Therefore, the parents of the teen girls need to be very alert and look for symptoms to provide timely help to their child.  

It is not possible for the parents to keep a 24-hour watch on their teenage girls, but it is possible for the parents to make their kids aware of the drug and alcohol abuse and their fatal consequences. Increase the self-confidence of your teen girl and never let small failures affect her self-esteem. Moreover, always stay involved in your teen’s activities and ensure that you set a good example of leading addiction free lives.

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