Drug abuse and drug trafficking has become so rampant having teenagers as its main victims. Teens often become victims of drug abuse in the adolescence stage as they go through the most difficult stage of their lives moving from childhood to adulthood. This is the stage where they become vulnerable to decision making and are unable to choose what is bad and what is good for them. During adolescence stage, youths lack life experiences and often they are not prepared for the consequences of the choices that they make. Many of these youths start using drugs and trafficking them for a number of reasons. Peer pressure is the largest contributor to the involvement of youths in drug abuse as innocent youths are often influenced by their fellow peers to abuse these drugs in desire to feel high or special like them as they put it. Due to poor molding and ignorance by some parents, children tend to learn from their parents behaviors and adapt them as they grow up and therefore they find themselves victims of drug abuse as they grow older. At teenage, most parents stop supervising their kids assuming they are mature enough to guide themselves and these give them curiosity of exploring and desire for trying new things such as abuse of drugs. Others believe that indulging in abuse of drugs is a way of having fun without knowledge of the effect abusing drugs such as taking alcohol would impair their judgment and lead them into danger. However, with all these challenges facing the youths and other drug abusers, it is important that they are taken care of and taken into rehabilitation centers to get help in stopping drug abuse. After months of rehabilitation, it is also important to take these victims in the rehabilitation centers for drug detoxification. This helps them in a number of ways such as;
Enrolling of victims to the drug detoxification programs enables them to curb withdrawal as a side effect of stopping drug abuse. Victims that access these detoxification programs are given medications that prevent the rising of side effects from the drug they have been abusing. These side effects would develop into life-threatening conditions that may bring adverse effect to the victims’ body especially the brain developing seizures but with proper care from relatives and medical practitioners, they successfully overcome it.
It is very difficult for a victim undergoing rehabilitation to stop abusing drugs completely. Some victims tend to develop cravings for the drugs they have been using leading them into using them in secret to avoid confrontation. Also, these detoxification programs advise the victims to avoid bad company that may lead them to go back to their old behavior of abusing drugs. It is therefore very important to enroll our loved ones into the drug detoxification programs for them to be able to overcome drug abuse completely. it is therefore unimportant for us to enroll our loved ones who have become victims of drug abuse by enrolling them into these drug detoxification programs to help them get rid of using drugs.