By: Victor Salazar
ROCKY POINT, SONORA.
Although in the past, drugs and forbidden substances that were consumed before the young people turn 18, were alcohol and cigarettes, things have changed dramatically in our times, because nowadays marijuana and controlled pills take control over addiction in adolescents, and this is now a scary scenario for authorities Arely Peralta said Zurita.
The Director for Addiction Control Center (CAA in spanish) said that for the city of Rocky Point, most cases are handled in the CAA, and so, these are cases from a matter of emotional vulnerability, vulnerability to groups and not necessarily the use or abuse of any substance whatsoever, although the use of illegal substances takes more strength each day to local schools and high school level, she sadly said.
“Generally we consider a statistic that tells us that the addictions begin with alcohol and cigarretes, and it stands to come other addictions such as marijuana, cocaine and methamphetamine, and these information is truly shocking, although we have seen that in our community, drugs are not necessarily a consecuence of alcohol consumption and smoking, as there are younger people that use their first substance such as marijuana, and we have not seen this happening, never before, and likewise we have detected the pills are taking more power than ever over young people from ages from 12 to 18, pills like benzodiazepines and even cases where alcohol and benzodiazepines are mixed, which is not what the statistics tell us, but they are strong information and this is the real data”, she acknowledged.
“Young people suffer Rocky Point over lack of emotional, family problems, failure of communication with their parents or friends, but right now most of our patients, are at the early stage rather than prevention, counseling, brief intervention and we call actually are some young people who are in programs and / or treatment for any additions”, she said.
In what was the month of February, in charge of the CAA, said there are 16 cases of brief interventions and 15 more in treatment for an addiction, and in March were 16 and 19 brief intervention and treatment with a substance use prohibited, bonded two cases: alcohol and marijuana.