For whatever reason, that also seems really unexplainable, parents do not or will not talk about drug use with their kids.   Many of them think that the anti-drinking and anti-drug message is implied. 

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We all know that isn’t the case.

Kids probably hear and see a few dozen instances of drinking and drug use being glorified to every one message that reiterates the harm and dangers of drugs.

Kids see drinking and drugs in movies, television shows, and can hear about it in music.   They also hear about it socially.   Monday morning high school chatter typically consists of the weekend high school football game, and which teen had thrown up after a severe night of partying.

High schoolers know who the partiers are.    The drinking, smoking, and drug use is often glamorized by the “popular” teens.    Rappers tout their marijuana use, and  celebrities celebrate their pill addictions.    Despite the fact that drugs have claimed the lives of numerous actors and singers, the drug use is still glamorized.

Kids now have the ability to glamorize it through YouTube pages, FaceBook accounts, blogs, and other social media that allows them to post photos and information anonymously.      Foolishly, some kids even post the photos and video of themselves acting silly drinking too much or using drugs.   Here are just a few winners pulled off of eBay.   (Disclaimer, people seen in the videos below may not be minors — but are being used to show the typical behavior described above)

Chances are the people seen in these videos were 18 or older, but they may not have been 21.    Those kids talking about the one teen’s marijuana use looked to be high schoolers.  

Parents can learn from these videos.   Obviously, when they are posted anonymously, it’s hard to find them.   But checking your teen’s facebook, myspace, or mobile phone for photos or references to drug use could help parents.

Stumbling onto experimentation before it becomes addiction is critical to helping a teen witha drug problem.  

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