The amount of media showing kids that drugs are something you should only go to if you have a bad life. Substance abuse is promoted everywhere even if you don’t notice. It’s in cartoons, movies, and even advertising. This lets young adults know that drugs are available everywhere and it doesn’t let them know the dangers of drugs. Even in your own household, it could be the people who care for you that show you that drugs are something that could be a part of your life. Having drugs shown as something trendy could have a lifetime of consequences and addiction.
As for myself, I have witnessed drugs being something that is normalized but I already know the dangers. I just think it’s important for the media to show how it could actually affect people they love and themselves. For example, the show called Euphoria, it gives an insight on how the life of an addict could be and many other issues amongst young people.
Do you think there should be more representation of how drugs affect young people ?