Alcohol And Drugs Should Be Banned In Schools

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It is common for children to experiment with Alcohol and drugs though they have been warned several times of its consequences. This is primarily because of the young mindset which makes them feel imperishable and exempted from the consequence they see others face, but this is merely the mask of youth. Some teenagers simply experiment alcohol and drugs once and stop or continue only on occasion, while others develop an addiction which make them prone to try more dangerous forms of intoxicants which will adversely affect the health of these children. It is important to realize that adolescents diving into these habits is most often due to their life circumstances. These reasons are to be investigated and understood by parents and health workers…show more content…
Late submissions are penalized and no makeup quizzes are offered. Also, my parents don’t understand the stress I am under and keep questioning why I’m not having a 3.5 grade average. My friends don’t take it easy on me either...” says a 2nd year engineering student. With all of this workload, family commitments and peer pressure it is not it is not hard to believable that these adolescences turn to drugs or alcohol to help them cope with all the tasks and expectation laid on them. Some children tend to lay out really high goals for themselves academically and put allot of effort into achieving more than they are capable of. Perhaps the academic pressure could come from the family. Certain Highly educated parents tend to force their children to follow a similar career path as them without letting the child have a say in the matter at all. This causes the teenager to lose in interest in his/her life and future. Therefore, Academic stresses, internally or externally, play a significant role in incentivizing an adolescent to take drugs and alcohol to feel…show more content…
I hadn’t gone there with the objective to drink but everyone was drinking and smoking and they dared me to take 4 shots. Since then, at every gathering or party, I get wasted because everyone does it and I like to test my limits” says, a freshman studying business management. Peer pressure plays a key role in influencing your adolescent to try these dangerous habits. The teenage years are the most confusing few years in a person’s life. They are still at a stage where they are trying to find their identity and tend to find a group where they belong. Hence when they are around friends who are into these filthy habits, they give in and just do what everybody else doing, in fear of being rejected for being different. It is crucial for a parent to notice what is happening in their child’s life and ensure them that it is okay to not ‘follow the herd’. Especially, when they are being
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