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Beautiful day in the Neighborhood. By: Isai Toledo Sergio Mendoza. Drug Abuse. Drug abuse is the use of illegal drugs, or the misuse of drugs for at least a year with negative consequences. Facts about the Issue.

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beautiful day in the neighborhood

Beautiful day in the Neighborhood

By: Isai Toledo

Sergio Mendoza

drug abuse
Drug Abuse
  • Drug abuse is the use of illegal drugs, or the misuse of drugs for at least a year with negative consequences.
facts about the issue
Facts about the Issue
  • 1) More than 60 % of teens said that drugs were sold, used, or kept at their school
  • 2) Around 28 percent of teens know a friend or classmate who has used ecstasy, with 17 percent knowing more than one user.
  • 3) By the 8th grade, 29.5 percent of adolescents have consumed alcohol, 15.5 percent have smoked cigarettes, and 15 percent have used marijuana.
  • 4) Two-thirds of teens who abuse prescription drugs did so before the age of 16.
  • 5) As many as 1 in every 5 teens in America say they have taken a prescription drug that was not prescribed for them
causes
Causes
  • 1) Depression
  • 2) Addiction
  • 3) Peer pressure
  • 4) Lack of motivation
  • 5) Generic diseases
  • 6) Death
effects
Effects
  • Diseases (lung cancer, heart disease, gingivitis, etc.)
  • Second hand smoke (poor babies!)
  • People disapprove neighborhood (hoodlums)
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Hallucinations
groups effected by the issue
Groups Effected by the Issue
  • 1) Children
  • 2) Teens
  • 3) Adults
  • 4) The unborn
financial impact of the issue
Financial Impact of the Issue
  • Nation wide
  • 1) billions do drug dealers
  • Locally
  • 1) drives people to poverty for so much use of drugs
solution for the problem 1
Solution for the Problem (1)
  • 1) monthly blood checks
  • 2) in our community
  • 3) people stop use in fear of getting caught
  • 4) 4,999
  • 5) 650 per month per person
solution for the problem 2
Solution for the Problem (2)
  • 1) Beyond Scared Straight Program
  • 2) in our community
  • 3) people stop use in fear of getting caught
  • 4) 500,000
solution for the problem 3
Solution for the Problem (3)
  • 1) Parent Involvement
  • 2) In your household
  • 3) encouragement to focus on things other than drugs
  • 4) $0
solution
Solution
  • 1) Hold campaigns to inform people
  • 2) To learn the consequences of drug abuse
  • 3) Interact more with the attendants