Top 10 Reasons Why Teens Use Drugs

Teenage drug addiction is something that parents never fully understand. They often wonder how it started and try to place the blame on peers. Although peers can be a big influence, many teens abuse drugs for other reasons. Sunhawk Recovery Center has compiled a list of top 10 reasons why teens turn to drugs:

1. Stress from school
2. To gain acceptance from others
3. To increase self-esteem
4. Curiosity
5. Self-medication for an undiagnosed mental illness
6. Boredom
7. Parental influence from drug abusing parents
8. Easy access
9. To get attention
10. Genetic addiction

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