Young adults easily become addicted to alcohol or drugs. Apart from all the care and caution from the parents, sometimes youngsters distract from their goals and get addicted to alcohol or drugs. They want to try something new and different in their life at least once. Young adults are mostly of a very curious nature and wish to do fresh experiments for new experiences. Their curiosity to do something new makes them try alcohol or drugs. Slowly they can become dense alcoholics. However, this is mostly because of the peer pressure that they have to face.
Young people think that alcohol or drugs are a source of enjoyment. For them, having alcohol on a daily basis gives joy and also keeps stress away from them. Blame the media or our upbringing, young adults believe that consuming alcohol is cool. It is something that is done by cool and rich people and they must also enjoy the same. If someone is an alcoholic in your house, you will certainly find the children going on the same lane every soon. Actually they are just small kids who have started to explore the world and they do not know the difference between real enjoyment and bad addiction.
Media is the main source from where young adults get to know about the drugs or alcohol brands. They get easily attracted towards the advertisement and want to try that brand, just for the heck of an experience. It does not mean that these programs are forcing the kids to get addicted to them and become a chain smoker or alcoholic. They are just showing that these things are cool and acceptable. Drugs, on the other hand, are completely illegal.
The surroundings or environment also affects the youngsters' thinking. There are many people who live in a deprived society, having massive unemployment and low quality housing etc. In this type of a society, powerful criminal organizations easily distribute drugs to empower their economic strength. In this atmosphere, youngsters get addicted to drugs very easily. This is not the only reason for their addiction. If young people are not earning handsome amount from their current job they also start supplying drugs for extra income. They observe a financial advantage in this business.
Besides this, there are few young adults who do not start drugs addiction just for the sake of some enjoyment. They are consuming drugs from long time back because of some health issue. Take marijuana for an example. In some cases they get addicted to drugs because of the unhappy relationship with their family or emotional/physical abuse in their lives.