Tyler, is a teen in addiction treatment at Inspirations for Youth and Family, who wrote about why he and other teens are prone to using drugs.
There have been studies on the topic of why some kids are more prone to use drugs than others. There can be many factors that contribute to why some teens use drugs. Scientists say it can be a result of genetics, if there is a long line of drug use and addiction in a family it can be passed down from generation to generation.
It can also be a result of the child’s environment; if the parents are doing drugs in front of their child, they’re more likely to become drug users themselves. Another direct factor can be depression; some teens will try to self medicate. In their minds they can use drugs to cover up their feelings.