Drug Addiction by a Juvenile
Locate and read a non-fiction story about a juvenile’s addiction to drug use. One classic is the 1960s book Go Ask Alice, which is the diary of a teenage girl who fights addiction. There are also numerous celebrities who were addicted to drugs when they were juveniles. There are a large number of these non-fiction stories that are equally interesting. You may also use a long magazine article. However, it MUST focus on a particular person with an addiction problem, not on drug use in general. When you have completed your reading, answer the following questions: Why did this juvenile become addicted to drugs? Did he or she ever seem to be in control of the drug use? What personality traits may have contributed to the addiction? What social factors? What other factors? How does this story end, and why? What could have prevented this drug addiction from ever occurring? Include the URL or other resource that you used, and be sure to identify the individual.