Being a bad influence - Drug and alcohol abuse among siblings often begins at home
In families where the older child starts to take drugs like marijuana and alcohol and cigarettes, to name the common 3, if there is a younger sibling, a younger sister or younger brother, the greater is the likelihood that the older sibling will try to get their younger 7 year old brother or sister to try it and this is why I am writing today.
I am aware of someone who started off using certain hard drugs, alcoholic beverages and cigarettes just because their older brother was using them and thought it was OKAY to teach little brother or little sister to enjoy the high and follow their example.
If this is really as common as I think it is, then we as a nation are in for a generation of drug dependent adults who started off at a very early age just because they thought it was okay in doing so, just because they figured that if my older brother does it, it must be okay for me to do it too!
But what would the law say about this? Is there a level of punishment that matches the severity of contributing to the delinquency of a minor by an older brother or sister?
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Image Credit » black pen design created by the author of this story ... Anthony Davis