A growing number of teenagers are resorting to drugs much to the concern of their parents. Primary reasons include the urge to get high, warding off stress, and being more socially accepted. Whatever the reason, drug use takes a toll on the mental and physical health of teenagers. Parents seek to track and control drug use by teenagers in several ways. Cell phone applications are one of them for which you only need software to be installed on the cell phone of the teenager. Let’s have a look at the 4 drugs most commonly used by teenagers:
Marihuana is a member of Cannabinoids family of drugs like hashish. Teenagers refer to marihuana as herb, weed, grass, Mary Jane, or pot. If you hear these words during a phone call from your teenager or a text message, you should know they are referring to marihuana. Use of marihuana dates back to several generations as this drug is easily available, low priced, and easy to use. But today’s marijuana is stronger and has repercussions in the future.
Ecstasy, XTC, or Adam are common names of MDMA. The drug is widespread in high music environment like dance clubs, parties, concerts, and raves. Due to its low price and design, teenagers are using them to get high. More of a stimulant, it energizes the person to a high level.
Prescription drugs remain the most dangerous of all drugs because they are already available at home, legal, easy to locate, and easy to hide. They are also sold over-the-counter in many neighborhoods. The situation is alarming as teenagers are even throwing “pharming parties” where every member contributes one drug or another to the ‘pool’. No member is allowed to join the party without a drug. The drugs are then randomly exchanged and consumed.
It will be heartening to know that cell phone monitoring applications help you discover if your teenager is using drugs or not. You can track his physical location to find out where he is partying. Inspect his contacts to know his associates. If there are strange names on the contact list, be sure to inspect them further. Check his call logs and messages. This way, you will be able to ascertain his associates as well as the activities that they do together.
It’s always better to be safe than sorry, so be responsible, be safe, and be free of worries.
Guest Author Brian Coulter is an Opinion Leader on Cell Phones and Their Applications. When not Testing New Software, He Writes about Cell Phone Technology and His Opinions about Its Future. He is also developer of Cell Phone Monitoring App.