According to a study done at the University of Washington, “ For the developing young adult, drug and alcohol abuse undermines motivation, interferes with cognitive processes, contributes to debilitating mood disorders, and increases risk of accidental injury or death” (Hawkins). When teens abuse drugs, they can damage their brains. This can affect everything from emotions, to memory. The abuse of drugs as a teen can also lead to accidental death, particularly involving overdoses and car accidents. 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).
Think about it, maybe it was a close friend, family member or even a stranger on the news. I have lost loved ones to drunk driving, and I 'm sure many others have as well. Don 't you want to be positive your loved ones lives are as safe as possible. I think anybody driving under the influence should be imprisoned on the first offense. Not only could the driver under the influence hurt themselves, but they could also hurt you.
Far reached mental illnesses have had detrimental effects on teen health as Teens are often being prescribed medicine for things that don’t require medication, teens are receiving high dosages of these unnecessary medications, and society being “too soft” on adolescents thus leading to the newly found mental illnesses present in today’s society leading to the spiked suicide rates as a result. While some teens have justifiable mental illnesses that require medication to live a normal life, many individuals abuse this leverage resulting in a bigger problem that they began with. Teenage overmedication has become a growing problem in our day and age, and teens being prescribed unnecessary medicines heightens the problem. Incorrect prescription in teens is quite serious and could have a detrimental effect on the teen’s health. For example, an
I believe Macbeth shows many signs of a bipolar disorder, one of the worst disorders. It causes one’s mind to change, to have bad mood swings to think the need everything or deserve it. Because of Macbeth’s mental disorder he devised his own demise. Macbeth shows signs when he shows signs of anxiety and violence. When he can’t make up his mind on what he wants to do.
Analysis of Suicide in Adolescent Teens Suicide is becoming an increasingly larger social issue in today 's society, and is affecting all lives in one way or another. It is not a topic that is discussed as much as other social topics and a lot of the time, it’s awareness is only talked about when someone committed the act. Suicide is the act of an individual taking their own life. Many families of people who have committed this act have plenty of questions regarding suicide, such as “Why does this happen?”, or “How could we have helped them?”. This issue is very high in adolescent nowadays, and the rates are increasing.
It apears that children who exprienced drinking at young age will also continously and habitually drink in the future once they grow up. They do not simple do this occasionally but it has become a frequent and habitual addiction (Christiansen et al. 7). In totality, drinking alcoholic beverages of teenagers is not is unhealthy, unsafe, and unacceptable. More and likely teens that drink are trailing behind in their education because of how alcohol affects them so bad.
Over twenty percent of the sexually active students in the United States “had drunk alcohol or used drugs before last sexual intercourse” (Kann et al.) With the increased sexual activity that accompanies sexual content in media, comes increased drug use. That increased drug use, in turn, leads to increased sexual activity, a never ending cycle of delinquency. The Center for Disease Control and United States Department of Health and Human Services uphold the correlation in a study saying that “alcohol and other drug use is associated with sexual behaviors” (Kann et al.). The drug use associated with sexual activity is bad for students, with quality of life being significantly lower in abusers of opiates and other drugs (Maeyer et al.
This policy will, in fact, be successful in deterring drug use among teens as the fear of punishment, such as suspension or expulsion, causes students to avoid even making the choices to try and therefore become addicted to illegal drugs. The Institute of Education Sciences (Department of Education) performed a multiple year study of 36 high schools in the southern United States that use random drug testing and compared it to control schools not using the policies to compare the effectiveness. In this study, they found that sixteen percent of students in the schools with drug tests used, whereas twenty two percent of students in the control schools used these same drugs being tested (“NCEE”). Assuming this six percent drop could transfer across all other regions, this one policy could prevent thousands upon thousands of kids from using narcotics. The study found that the measures had both short and long term ability to drop the usage rate consistently, therefore it can be part of a long term solution to help minimize drug use in the United States.
Then dreadful trumpet, sound the general doom! For who is living, if those two are gone?” stated Juliet in original play. This shows how Juliet was having suicidal thoughts. Romeo getting kicked out of Verona, and killing Tybalt affected many things with Juliet. According to Suicide.org, suicide can be caused by separation of a relationship, feeling “trapped’ in a situation perceived as negative, and a feeling of not being accepted by society.
The nameless protagonists in both of Poe’s stories admit that they suffer from alcoholism. The protagonist’s views of their alcoholism are different, but we will get to that later. Just like Poe, the protagonists in “The Tell-Tale Heart” and “The Black Cat” would also drink to the point to where they become insane in one way or another, killing someone,
Alcohol Misuse Among Underage Drinkers Alcohol consumption among underage drinkers is major issue within society as it can contribute to both health and social problems (Komro, Maldonado-Molina, Tobler, Bonds, and Muller 2007). Problems can include: criminal offenses, injuries, increased risk of disease, unintentional sexual behaviour and suicide. Underage drinking refers to individuals consuming alcohol when under the legal age within their country. Individuals under legal drinking age are at a period of brain development that is particularly sensitive to the effects of alcohol (Komro et al., 2007). This essay critically evaluates fake identification, family conflict and peer pressure, however, it will be argued that access significantly
There are 21 million illicit drug users in America, and every year 1,700 adolescents die because of alcohol-related incidents. Last year, 4 million young Americans ages 12 and older received treatment for alcohol or illicit drugs. Millions more didn’t seek help. Forty-one percent of 12th graders report alcohol consumption in the previous 30 days. The types of prescription medications most commonly abused by people are painkillers (such as Vicodin and OxyContin),
“I started off by taking them by mouth and after about three years I began to snort them,” said Stashak. Though Stashak may not have grown up in a socially disorganized home, the drug dealers that sell to him may have. The dealers are not only hurting the buyer, they are also hurting themselves and the rest of society. Drugs can easily destroy someone’s normal life, whether they grew up in a good neighborhood or not. They can and will affect anyone who choses to abuse them and that is a clear indication that drugs are a major issue in today’s
It is obvious the intended audience are parents, teachers, students, or anyone who is interested in knowing information by numbers. In the introduction of the article, it gives many statistics which grabs the reader 's’ attention while also giving useful facts. For example, I learned that college students drinking alone causes “an estimated 1,825 student deaths, 696,000 assaults by another student who has been drinking, and 97,000 cases of sexual assault or date rape each year” (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism) and those numbers scare me but it is good to know what is happening around me. I also read that the first couple of weeks of school are the most important. Many kids drink very heavily at this time and I believe it is because they feel as though they are freed from their parents.