ARGUMENT: Based on the research the leading reasons why teenagers sell drugs are peer pressure and financial motivation
Based on research and interviews it is clear that Peer Pressure is the leading reason why teens do drugs. For example, on a web site that is called Drug Free World, which is a nonprofit public corporation that empowers youth and adults with factual information so that they can make informed and live drug free. Drug Free World surveyed teens and 55% replied they did drugs from peer pressure from their friends. Drug Free world wrote, “A drug dealer will approach you as a friend and offer to “help you out” with “something to bring you up.” The drug will “help you fit in” or “make you cool.”They don’t care if the drugs ruin your life as long as they are getting paid. All they care about is money. Former dealers have admitted they saw their buyers as “pawns in a chess game.”(Drug Free World). This is important because you’re getting tricked and manipulated to buy and do the drugs. In other word in a way your peer pressured to do the drugs. This is important because half of the teens that were interviewed said they did drugs because of peer pressure. This important because if
Secondly, another key reason why teens sell drugs is for financial motivation. They might sell drugs so that they can get out of poverty. In website that is called called sfbay.ca talkes about Darrlyl Lamar ¨Lil D¨ Reed. He was nephew of a famous drug kingpin called Felix mitchell who was from Oakland. Lil D grew up by Felix Mitchell and with all the glamour that his uncle had lil D was hooked and saw that his selling drugs will be a way for him to have the cool stuff like his uncle. In this sfbay they wrote a story on lil D. It said that, ¨Reed wrote in 2010 that he was drawn to his uncle’s glamour — like thousands of dollars worth of jewelry, including diamond-encrusted frames for his glasses¨(sfbay). This is significant because Reed even admits it he was draw to the fact that he could have all doas things like his uncle.
Others may say that peer pressure and financial motivations are not the leading cause why people do drugs. Some may say that someone will do drugs to experiment or out of free will. Some one that I interviewed said that when they did some sort of drug they did it out of free will. I ask What drug he did he said, ¨Vape pen¨(Cox). Then I asked if it was from free will or if someone told him that he should do it he said, ¨Free will, was experimenting¨(Cox). This is important because my interviewee said that it was out of free will out of doing it. So it will be a good argument that people do drugs to experiment.
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