Combat drug abuse with love and affection

Our brain develops until the age of 25. Anything we do to disrupt this process and that includes drug use, will affect how our brain develops.
Drug use affects the way we think, learn, remember, and concentrate on important matters in life. Research shows that teens who abuse drugs have lower grades, higher rate of absences from school and other activities and have greater tendencies dropping out from school.
This is a common problem in school environment. The effects of drug addiction lead to frustration of the person involved and of his/her family as a whole.
The sad truth about it also leads to death, certain illnesses and disabilities. Drug abuse can have a number of damaging consequences on a person’s social and emotional well-being.
These include financial trouble, relationship loss, risky sexual behavior, and homelessness.
If you notice any signs of addiction, do not waste time to reach out! The longer the substance abuse continues, the harder it will be for a child to recover.
A child’s life is far more important than what many people may think. Let them feel their importance in the family. Let them feel they are loved and treasured.
Judith Bayeng
Salpang Elementary School

Amianan Balita Ngayon