Doped and Weeded Out
Nabeel Jameel Shariff 10c 16th Jan 2011
Parents, have you ever experienced something as bizarre as this? You walk in your son’s/daughter’s room with an amazing gift for him/her while discussing what an angel he/she is with your spouse. As you walk in, your offspring is smoking something that doesn’t look like a normal cigarette but drugs with his/her friends. Even though such a tragic story may seem like it has met its end, it is a problem that can be solved. Parents can expose their children to information on these drugs, and their causes and effects.
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Many drug dealers don’t use these drugs themselves, because they know what will happen if they do. Nowadays, every two out of ten people you look at could be having drugs flowing through their system.
This kind of problem has many solutions that differ greatly. Many lawmakers are punishing these drug users brutally by electrocuting them and other such horrible methods. Others are screening out objects that come in and go out of the country. In any way, these solutions don’t completely solve the problem. Many think this is the best way, and what has to be done has to be done.
Parents can best solve the problem by exposing their children to information on such harmful drugs and their causes and effects. Psychologically, stopping children using drugs would only make them use more. Whereas letting them know what is what will make them avoid such hazards themselves. When I heard about some people taking drugs within my peer group, I made sure to give them the information about drugs so they can let it go, and avoid losing their lives. Letting your kids know about these harmful substances is also the right thing to do. It will make them aware of the harmful effects and let them know that drugs are not toys.
The usage of drugs by children is a very serious problem, but can be solved by simply spreading knowledge. If you don’t wish to see your child smoking horrible things like drugs, then spread awareness and trustworthy information about these drugs. By joining hands in spreading knowledge about dangerous things like drugs, we can all make this world a better and safer place to live in, not just for ourselves, but our children as well!