Every day there are many children/teens that are in between the ages of 11 and 17 years olds. They use drugs for their first time in their life at very young age. Lots of teens/children are on the streets selling drugs or in their schools selling drugs because they may think it is the most easiest way for them to get/make money. They may think it is the fastest way to hustle and make money at a young age.They can get addicted to drugs or might get caught selling drugs. Therefore, drugs are an issue in Oakland because people use because they think it is the fastest way to earn money and they start using to get over problems and peer pressure, so it is important we focus on this issue to stop drug use.
Teens mainly are selling drugs because they do think it is one of the easiest ways of getting money. In the article “The high schooler who allegedly ran a $3 million drug ring” by CNN a 17 year old student in Ohio was in a Marijuana drug ring that made $20,000 minimum per Month. The 17 year old student was arrested in Mason High School with also seven adults between ages 20 and 58. Police and investigators authorities seized more than 600 high-grade marijuana plants from multiple hydroponic grow houses in the cities of Blue Ash, Norwood and Hamilton. Investigators approximated that all plants together were worth a street value of $3 million all together. This is showing that they’re getting a lot of money at a young age. Other teens may want to also do the same thing and get money at a young age, but they are not aware of the consequences.
In Oakland, one of the most common situations in the community is the massive influence that drugs have on the city, and drugs are addictive to have in a city or even in a small community. The people who use the drugs are most likely using the drugs because they have problems themselves or within their close family or friends.
Peer Pressure is one of the reasons that drugs have such a substantial amount of influence in the communities of Oakland and living or growing up with drugs around your environment is not uncommon. Most teens/children are curious and early exposure to drugs increases the chances of them wanting to use drugs in the future.
I got some information that was given to me from Hector Hernandez, student of Life Academy age 15. When Hector from Life Academy was asked about what he thought about drugs, the question was “Do you think selling drugs in school or outside school is easy?” His response was “Yes I think selling drugs inside school could be easy because no one well notice or know about the actions and I wouldn’t get caught because I seem innocent.” This was really deep because young students at young age think it’s easy to sell drugs. I also asked another question asking about “Do you think selling drugs is the easiest thing to do to make money?”His response was “Not really but I think it’ll be easy to sell drugs in Oakland since many teens sell and YEA I think it’s the fastest way to make money because its just passing something for exchange of money. Quick money fast money.”
This is showing how there is a big amount of young people selling drugs. The amount of them selling them is also very high. That should be stopped because some of them aren’t even teens and they are already making bad decisions. In conclusion, when they are really young, they are making bad decisions and that is one day going to affect their future. They should be stopped now before they get older and something worse happens like them going to jail. They are still teens and they may not realize the consequences right now but when they get older they’re going to realize what they will go through.Tags: #Oppression drugs Life Academy of Health and Bioscience Oakland teens
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