The substance abuse theory has been a disputed claim as a cause of child abuse. As stated, “Although it would be convenient to blame substance abuse as the cause of family violence, to do so would be to overlook all the interlocking dynamics that are both involved in both substance abuse and family violence” (Wallace, 24). Nonetheless, he did mention substance abuse as a factor of child abuse that he witnessed personally in his career. The last aspect he mentioned which I found interesting was generational ignorance of the family. The lack of knowledge to raise a child has a role in an abusive household, and it continues from parent to child.
The abstract idea occurred to me, in room 201, in the front row of Dual Enrollment English 111; this idea regarded what it means to be successful and obtain a good work ethic while producing a high quality essay. First of all, the biggest takeaway from Dual Enrollment English 111 was that it helped mold myself into the hard worker that everyone always talks about. Throughout much of highschool I have never really had to ¨try.¨ This happened to be a big issue being a senior about to enter college. DE English was the medication I needed. From the late night golf matches to crunching at the end of class was was the challenge I needed.
Perspectives are often prejudiced by preconceived notions. Society has historically communicated that addicts are morally negligent people without any inclination to cease their destructive behavior and that the addiction itself is produced because of a character flaw or a weakness. Citing the addict’s seemingly careless attitude toward the financial burden and pain and suffering they arbitrarily cause others as proof of their imagined personality imperfections. As with numerous other things, unfortunately, experience is the best teacher. Before my personal journey with a drug-addicted child, I also held to the belief that an addict was an addict by choice and could stop the abuse by simply making the decision to.
Cognitive behavioral therapy, as you can see, it not just another treatment across the board. It kills one of the most important things that turn people to cocaine abuse; negative thinking. The situations involving cocaine that used to run an individuals life, will now be what stops them. Individuals who act as the therapists do need to be certified in the cognitive behavioral field, but for a cocaine abuser, being able to recognize what went wrong and learning new skills to stop the mistake again, is what they are looking for. They want a way out.
The voices of Indigenous children are unheard and purposely ignored. This is portrayed through the literature of Birdie by Tracey Lindberg and Indian Horse by Richard Wagamese. Despite both apologies from Stephen Harper and Justin Trudeau, the government system to protect First Nations children appears to have detrimental effects on the life of a child. This is proven by young children turning to drugs in order to satisfy their growing pain, family members who abuse their children because they consume high amounts of alcohol, which has a negative impact on the child, and discriminatory behaviour by surrounding communities. To begin with, young children turning to drugs in order to satisfy their growing pain.
Family Structure Homeostasis A negative homeostasis that is predominantly shown through the Freeland family Tracy’s recent drug abuse. The constant drug abuse is supported by the peer group that Tracy is associated with and the negative feelings she has towards herself. Tracy’s peer group has shown that their substance abuse came with more popularity and opportunities to associate with larger groups of people. The low self-esteem that she feels about herself seems to increase the need to be accepted by her peers and join in their activities for more approval.
Addiction is the reliance on a routine. There are many addictive stages. Addiction, as it comes along, becomes a way of life. The persistent use of the substance causes to the user serious physical or psychological problems and dysfunctions in major areas of his or her life. The drug user continues to use substances and the compulsive behavior despite the harmful consequences, and tries to systematically avoid responsibility and reality, while he or she tends to isolate himself/herself from others because of guilt and pain (Angres, & Bettinardi-Angres, 2008).
Bullying is an undesirable, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves actual disparity of power. According to Megan Brooks bullying is a serious public health problems, with significant short-and long-term psychological consequences for the child who is bullied and the child who is the bully. This only tells us that bullying can lead to difficulty that a certain children may experience and will have either short or long term problem. “Bullying has long been tolerated as a rite of passage among children and adolescents, but it has lasting, negative consequences and cannot simply be ignored.” Committee chair Frederick Rivera, MD.
Codependency and Substance Use When it comes to substance abuse, codependency refers to the obvious and harmful emotional participation of a person in the life of an addict (Drug Addiction Treatment, 2010). These people tend to ignore, deny, justify, and empower the addict. Codependents often feel responsible for the addict’s actions, feelings, thoughts, well-being, lack of well-being, and even their fate.
Measurements demonstrate that drug abuse is a developing issue among teenagers. Drugs should be forbidden all over the world because for teenagers it destroys their social life. On the other hand, many teenagers believe that it should remain because it helps them to cover from painful memories in their past. Despite the many causes and effects of drug abuse, two of the main causes are Lack of parent to child communication and low self-esteem and two of the main effects are Health problems and Behavioral problems.
Angel’s drug use would show from her unhealthy body and face, but that fact she would actively craved for cocaine made her physically dependent. Her method for paying for her addiction was through was prostitution. She was sexual oppressed
With their help I left John Edgar Howard elementary school with a strong head on my shoulders, and the devotion to strive for more. I had to move to a different elementary school because John Edgar Howard Elementary ended up being closed, because of the rough neighborhood. I then, attended Bradbury Heights; a school that I didn’t know existed. I was never exposed to many different neighborhoods, or opportunities. I managed to graduate and proceed to middle school where I continued my athletic career of basketball, and outstanding academic profile.
At seven in the morning on July 20, 2015 I arrived at LNA Health Careers School in Concord to a start of a big step in my life, not knowing what to really expect. I knew that going into this school that I would be with a wide variety of different ages. My fear was that I wouldn’t fit in and that I would be with a lot of older individuals. I continued to walk in, this is something I really wanted and knew that even if I didn’t fit in, it didn’t matter because this
Because of the environment that Yummy and Sam are surrounded by, they were forced to make the decisions they did. Yummy and Sam, both have similar situations where they didn’t want to make wrong decisions or do bad things, but both didn’t have a choice because they are victims. Sam is a victim because if he didn’t sell drugs, he wouldn’t have money to bring back to his family. As a result, Yummy is a victim due to how the environment had changed him, from being a sweet boy who loves candy into a person who had joined a gang and started doing bad things, like shoplifting and killing. In fact, Growing Up in a Bad Neighborhood Does More Harm Than We Thought, by Justin Wolfers mentions, “It has long been clear that children from troubled neighborhoods have worse outcomes as adults.
Growing up in today 's society I personally have witnessed much addictions to drugs whether that was through a tv show or in person happening to someone that I know. Many of the main causes for people to use drugs are the same causes that lead people to use soma in the book. The message that is shown through this quote I something that I definitely do not agree with as it is giving people an easy way out of their problems for a short amount of time rather than dealing with them and having them gone forever. The theme of this quote is shown to be through community and common good which is what people think this drug is doing to them is helping them in a way that will make them never feel pain in a way, but what it is really doing to them is hurting them and starting an addiction. The same lessons can be learned from Hamlet as lying to someone about what they have done could come back to hurt someone else in the end which happens in both Hamlet and Brave New World when King Claudius tries to poison Hamlet, but instead poisons his new wife Queen Gertrude.