"My mind is my own worst enemy. In a way I am perpetually and permanently in a state of rehabilitation. In an attempt to recover from the shock of being born. Some people are too sensitive to withstand that." (O'Neill, 2006, p.81) Sadly, Baby associates Jules addiction with happy times, as opposed to when he attempts to get clean, his psychosis causes him to accuse Baby of breaking things around the house at night, letting a bird inside and being on drugs.
“The effects of depression may include school problems, running away, drug and alcohol abuse, low self-esteem, Internet addiction, reckless behavior and violence” (Parents must watch, 2013). Throughout all the stress that a teenager may encounter they may also turn to not so great substances such as drugs and alcohol. These substances can be highly addictive and one is very likely to abuse these substances. People may turn to these because they think that the substances will relieve and ease their pain. However, they do just the opposite.
When a person is heavily intoxicated, they have no idea what is going on around them. They are not fully aware of their surrounding and they are very vulnerable. It is not uncommon for people to pass out if they are heavily intoxicated and this is the perfect opportunity for somebody else to sexually assault that intoxicated person. The sexual assaulter just assumes that they can do whatever they want to the victim since the victim cannot say yes or no to any actions because they are
Those children who have neglectful, inattentive and careless parents mostly tend to use drugs. Drug experimentation because of lack of parental oversight also becomes a cause of drug addiction. Psychological causes of drug addiction: Psychological factors play a significant role in drug addiction. Teenagers are most likely to use drugs because of physical or sexual abuse, strict attitude of parents, neglect-ion of parents and fights in the home. This all results in stress and teenagers start to self-medicate themselves on the name of drugs and this self-medication leads to drug addiction.
John Patrick Diggins calls Long Day 's Journey into Night "a theater of therapy for O 'Neill to work out his own emotional problems with his family"iv. In many ways the Tyrones resemble the members of O 'Neill 's own family with morphine-addicted mother, stingy father, and the sons abusing alcohol. One of the central problems of the family is Mary 's return relapse into drug addiction. She has become addicted to morphine after giving birth to Edmund. Jamie blames Tyrone for his stinginess and hiring cheap doctor who prescribed Mary drugs to relieve her pain.
Baby encounters stigma from authority figures and classmates, further contributing to her low self-esteem. For example, after a school teacher informed Xavier’s parents that, Baby is a troubled child from a broken home - Baby is unwelcome at his house. Lauren was Baby friend; however after witnessing Baby’s home life she humiliated and excluded Baby. Furthermore, they were many instances where the social workers and teachers could have intervened and made a positive difference in Baby’s life. However, they all fail to do so; Baby lamented "they are afraid of my sadness" (O 'Neill, 2006,
This all leads back to the main point of the world becoming corrupt and needing to be led into the next era; to do this, mapmakers have to step up and guide humanity. Another example of the corruption of modern society is the line “Our forgetfulness stalks us, walks the earth behind us, leav-/ing a trial of paper diapers, needles, and wasted blood” (Harjo 22-23). Paper diapers are commonly used by families hit with poverty and are often reused again and again, due to lack of funds to buy more. Needles represent drug addiction that has plagued modern society, especially the younger generation that has already been suggested to be stolen by corruption. While wasted blood means pointless war, often where civilians get caught in the fighting and are killed simply for living in a spontaneous war-zone.
Foreign media and NGOs has campaign condemned Western men that traveled overseas for sex. Obscene stories appeared in national and international newspapers with headlines such as "Disneyland for pedophiles" (Ehrilch). Even after the bad publicities, the Thai government pays little attention and allocates minimal resources to improve the situation. This is because of the direct effect that Child prostitution has on the economy. During the end of 1990’s Thailand debt to GDP ratio were very high and the yearly budget were always in deficit, except in 2001-2002 (“Thai Government Debt to GDP”).
For example, my eight and twelve year old nieces and I went to 7-eleven to buy some chips, then we noticed a lady screaming and walking back and forth outside of 7-eleven. My nieces were wondering what was wrong with the lady and my older sister had to explain to them that she was most likely on drugs. That experience made me realize that kids can be exposed to seeing anybody on drugs at any time. Parents should talk to their kids about drugs at a younger age because they will know that drugs are bad for their health, the knowledge about drugs, and how addictions caused by drugs can affect them.
For instance, a little kid has been told that sky comprises of brown color and him thing the same because of lack of color knowledge. Similarly, Parents and guardians should aware their children regarding a good and bad touch so that they will be secure from being assaulted, that is the primary reason for a high ratio of sexual abuse because parents feel weird to discuss it with their children. Disobeying an adult can sometimes result in getting into trouble with a child, and being in trouble is something children understand and fear. Children might be told that their mothers will not love them anymore or that they will be sent away because the touching is their fault. They don’t know yet that adults can tell lies, so they believe what they are told.