There are a number of reasons why teens take drugs...
To fit in. Many teens decide to use drugs because they think that is what all the cool kids are doing; they feel it is necessary for them to do in order to fit in.
To feel good. Some drugs affect the brain in a way that produces feelings of euphoria or pleasure. The intensity of these good feelings differs depending on what drugs are being abused.
To feel better. A lot of teens suffer from depression, anxiety or high levels of stress, teens use drugs to escape these feelings.
To do better. In today’s society there is so much pressure on teens to do well academically and athletically, but the truth is for a lot of us that’s just not possible. Teens may turn to drugs, like illegal stimulants to boost their performances.
To experiment. Teens are usually curious to look for new experiences (like drugs) that they may find exciting, risky or daring.