Drug abuse is not confined to adults, our children are also using different kinds of drugs. Like adults, children are also using samad bond, petrol, cannabis, alochol and heroin. They are openely seen as using cirgarrette. The use of betel nut is common among them.
They develop drug abuse problem genetically and enviormentally. Children of addicted parents are more likely to abuse drugs. Children also abuse drugs by observing other drug abusers. Family, residential area, school are the places where children observe others abusing drugs. They try to copy them.
Child also abuses drugs due to peer pressure. In a group, if one child is a drug abuser, he can incline other children to take drugs. Children are usually explorer and instantly experiment the new things. They are more curious about their surroundings. If they see a child taking drugs, they will like to try it their own self.
Children also hestiate to discuss every thing with their parents. If a child has fear of being scolded by parents, he will not tell them what his friends are doing. In such situation, child may use drugs on the request of his friends, or due to his curiosity about testing the drugs. Therefore, parents should discuss necessary things with their children in order to build a trustworthy parent-childr relation.
Proper education at school regarding drug addiction can save the children from abusing drugs. Parents, teachers and community members should be informed about the drug abuse problems (causing factors and effects). They can build a healthy environment that is needed to build skills among children to be healthy citizens in future.