The abuse of drugs today is rapidly increasing among young people and adults and it's sad to think that children are growing up in homes with drugs like pot, heroin, crystal meth, and prescription drugs lying around the house within their reach.
We wonder why so many of our children are experimenting with drugs like marijuana, prescription painkillers and stimulants, meth and alcohol but when they grow up around these dangerous substances what can we expect.
Most parents today take alcohol and drug abuse very serious and talk to their children about the dangers involved with substance use, what to do if someone approaches them with drugs, and set good examples at home for them to learn from. Sadly today many children are growing up in homes and this is all they see, no wonder they're not afraid of street drugs like crystal meth. If they're young enough they may not know what it is but if they see mom, dad, or other family members using drugs they're certainly not going to be afraid of them.
It used to be parents had to make sure their children understood the dangers and availability of drugs by the time they went to high school, but not anymore. I remember 'back in the day' in kindergarten, a big part of our morning was listening to classmates talk about the fun stuff they brought from home to share with the class. This was such an innocent fun part of the day years ago but today, teachers have to screen items children bring from home to be on the safe side.
Fortunately a kindergarten teacher in Missouri stopped a little 5 year old from sharing his fun stuff with classmates not long ago. Instead of the fun stuff I remember kids bringing to share with the class years ago like cool looking marbles or rocks, cars, Barbie dolls, and GI Joes according to the GlobalPost, show and tell that day could have consisted of $3,700 dollars' worth of crystal meth paraphernalia.
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