Presentation on theme: " 50,000 of the kids that are addicted to drugs are Australians. Many Kids die at the age of 5 from heart attacks for taking Ritalin. Some children."— Presentation transcript:
50,000 of the kids that are addicted to drugs are Australians. Many Kids die at the age of 5 from heart attacks for taking Ritalin. Some children can get addicted to drugs by Ritalin. The child may be addicted to drugs at early age or later in life. Many children addictions start by the Brain Reward System. Many people say that drugs can wire the brain. Dr. Andrew Lawrence said that most children get addicted to drugs because they have a loss in their family.
At Valley Baptist hospitals a response team sees an average of one abuse patient per day and about twenty patients per week in need of forensic evaluation. Child abuse is a universal and democratic problem that Rio Grande Valley residents deal with no more or no less than any other region. Dr. Fisch started a local conference six years ago, targeted for Valley agencies costing $240 for perfessionals.
Forty percent of U.S. teens say that they expect to use drugs in the future. One out of every five kids in the eighth grade has already tried marijuana. Many children ask their parents if they should or should not take drugs. Teens who smoke are more likely to drink alcohol.
More than 8% of eighth graders, 16% of sophomores, and 24% of seniors report recent binge drinking. 50% of high school sophomores and 60% of seniors got drunk in the last month. Car crashes are the leading cause of death among people between the ages 15 and 20. Alcohol use interacts with conditions like depression and stress, and contributes to an estimated 300 teen suicides a year.
The most serious effects of teenage drinking is that it leads to adult dependence. Teenagers that are 15 or younger are more likely two get addicted to drugs than any other teenager. Drinking and driving is another effect on teen drinking. 40% of all alcohol-related fatal car crashes involve teens.
The average age when youth first try alcohol is 11 for boys and 13 for girls. The average age of which Americans begin drinking regularly is 15.9 years old. Annually, more than 5,000 deaths of people under age 21 are linked to underage drinking. The three leading causes of death for 15- to 24- year olds are automobile crashes, homicide, and suicide – alcohol is the leading factor in all three.