Although many students rely on drugs for educational purposes, the true factor for the rapid growth amongst teen users is peer-pressure. As seen through an article that researched the use of marijuana, “Illicit drug use among teens remains high, largely due to the increasing popularity of marijuana. Among twelfth graders, 6.5 percent use marijuana on a daily basis (Drug Abuse). According to the article, the drug proliferated amongst teens due to its popularity and other students would be pressured into using marijuana. For the students that attempted to refuse to take the drug they would face feeling rejected from their peers or they would feel as if they would not be considered “cool”.
Teenagers believe that adults have failed to stop their peers from using and abusing drugs especially with the recent use of prescription drugs. Many teenagers who are finding it hard to obtain drugs on the streets are turning to their parent’s medicine cabinets and are abusing these prescription drugs. Examples of these drugs are Xanax, Benzodiazepine and so on. In an article by PR Newswire, teenagers have rated adults as a D+ on stopping teenager from drinking,
Also, according to Addiction Center, an information center about drug use, abuse, and addiction, “Substance abuse affects teen brain development by: interfering with neurotransmitters and damaging connections within the brain, reducing the ability to experience pleasure, creating problems with memory, causing missed opportunities during a period of heightened learning potential, ingraining expectations of unhealthy habits into brain circuitry, [and] inhibiting development of perceptual abilities” (Health). When teens abuse drugs, they are increasing their chances of becoming addicts as adults due to their changed ability to feel pleasure and to feel good without drugs. They are also damaging their brains, which can lead to memory problems. These are all things that negatively impact the lives of teens and are some of the very negative effects of teens drug abuse on the brain and body. However, drug abuse
Substance Abuse among Adolescents: A Social Work Study in Vijayapur city Introduction: Substance abuse is becoming alarming problem in across the world. With reference to India, substance abuse has been historically seen (Beauvais F, 1992). It is a growing problem in India (Saxena V, et al; 2010). Though we are developing rapidly the society is facing myriad of problems such as; HIV/AIDS, sanitation problems, environment pollution, increasing slums, street children, substance abuse, etc. World health organization (1992) found that large numbers of push factors are causing to the increasing incidence of substances.
The causing factors are that teenagers,whose families have intensive conflicts and usage of drugs, addict to illegal substances frequently.For example, when a daughter wants to wear a short dress with low-cut details to the school prom, a father does not let her wear, even go there. Then she may get offended, start crying and arguing; therefore, the father may accept this as a lack of respect. If he becomes quite angry, he may also begin to beat his daughter. As a result of that aggression, the daughter can get depressed and find having friends using illicit drugs as a way out. Based on this instance, Brook (1990) reported that levels of teenager drug abuse inclined to be fallen when disagreement among family members was low.
According to CNN, nearly 40% of all 12th-graders surveyed had used some sort of illicit drug in the past year. I continue to see people abuse drugs in my community, it’s time to start bringing light to this problem and hopefully an end. Drug abuse has been going on for hundreds of years, only recently scientists and medical professionals have come to understand that addiction is actually a disease. Despite what researchers have said, many people still consider addiction a choice and those who suffer from it have bad
Larson & Richards (1994) stated that adolescence has more to do with cognitive and environment factors and less to do with puberty. When it comes to cognitive development, it is different in the age group of 12 – 18 (period that falls under the larger period of adolescence) and different in the age group of 6 – 12. The former age group is more likely to make complex decisions and is faced with more choices – half of which he may not have permission to make or knowledge to carry out. This is one of the many reasons this age group suffers from ‘storm and stress’. But the same factors that cause some children distress is also what develops their
Thus, education and outreach are the key element of helping college students and the public understand the risks of drug abuse. Parents, teachers, medical and public health professionals must keep sending the messages that drug addiction can be prevented if one never abuses drugs. Moreover, the spread of drug abuse among members of society, especially college students, such as the spread of cancer in the body, if a patient did not cut, then the disease occurs and widespread in the rest of the body
1. HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES OF ADOLESCENT Adolescence is a developmental transition between childhood and adulthood. It is the period from puberty until full adult status has been attained. Typically, adolescence begins at puberty and ends at 18 or 21 years of age. Many authors like Greece philosophers Plato and Aristotle (forth Century B.C), they say that suggest that scientific study of Adolescent begins with reasoning (Plato) and it is a period of having ability to choose and that self-determination is a hallmark of maturity.
My topic will be about teenagers who abuse drugs in society. More and more teenagers are becoming drug addicts in the community and this leads to most of these teenagers dropping out of school to feed their habit of taking drugs by committing crime. Drug abuse is the excessive use of a substance especially a drug or alcohol. This excessive use of drugs leads learners to becoming dependent on the drug and they end up not being able to function without using the drug, because of this drug abuse learner’s end up doing illegal things like crime so that they can feed their habit. Worldviews have a strong impact on how young teenagers perceive what is right and wrong: teenagers who have religious worldviews/ backgrounds are mostly influenced by lying integrity, morality, and values in this way these teenagers are less likely to go into drug abuse, but the teenagers who have non-religious worldviews are more likely to fall into drug abuse because they have no faith rules or norms to abide by.