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    Cases of drug use among minors have seen a significant increase, according to psychologists’ data. In 2022, there were 2,498 reported cases, up from 900 in 2021. This year, there has already been a 30% increase in cases. Youth tend to have higher rates of drug abuse compared to the general population, as adolescence is a time for experimentation and identity formation. Drug abuse is often associated with specific youth subcultures and lifestyles in developed countries.

    Some parents criticize educational institutions for prioritizing fees over student well-being. They suggest regular counseling sessions and awareness campaigns about drug abuse, as well as regular blood tests to monitor substance abuse.

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    Experts attribute the rise in drug abuse among youngsters, primarily those aged 15 and above, to stress. Different types of drugs can cause emotional disturbances and users seek chemical-induced pleasures, leading to unnatural emotions and behaviors. Open communication between parents and youth is crucial, as well as understanding the underlying reasons for drug abuse. Parents should avoid pressuring children academically and seek professional help if necessary.

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    In Hyderabad, drug abuse among young people has been increasing. Experts report a 30% increase compared to the previous year. High school students are also getting involved in drug abuse, raising concerns among parents.

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    Recent data shows that there were 2,498 cases of drug or cigarette use by minors in 2022, up from 900 in 2021. The incidence of drug abuse among youth is higher than the general population. Youth is a time for experimentation and identity formation, and in developed countries, drug abuse is often associated with specific youth subcultures and lifestyles.

    Some parents suggest that educational institutions prioritize student well-being over fees. They recommend regular counseling sessions, awareness campaigns, and blood tests to monitor substance abuse. Experts note that stress is a major factor contributing to drug abuse among youngsters. Different drugs can cause emotional disturbances, leading users to seek chemical-induced pleasures instead of natural emotions. Open communication between parents and youth is important, as well as understanding the underlying reasons for drug abuse. Parents should avoid academic pressure and seek professional help if needed.

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    Asif Hussain Sohail, president of the Telangana Parents’ Association for Child Rights and Safety, highlights the lack of interaction between parents, teachers, and children regarding drugs. There is a need for organized and sustained programs focused on primary prevention and drug demand reduction.

    Overall, counselors are concerned about the rising trend of drug abuse among high school students, and experts report a 30% increase in drug abuse among young people compared to the previous year.

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