The developing process for your brain could be hurt or affected by heavy short term or long term alcohol effects. Studies show that increased use of alcohol at eighteen years old could increase “the risk of depression, memory loss, reduced decision-making capacity, and risk-taking behavior, such as addiction, suicide and violence.” (9 Prevailing Pros and Cons of Lowering the Drinking Age). Eighteen year olds also aren't the most responsible drinkers either. Some believe that lowering the drinking age wouldn't affect how safe or unsafe eighteen year old drinkers consume their alcohol (Should the Drinking Age Be
Comparisons were made to identify patterns and themes for factors affecting self-esteem and ethnic identity level among the participants. The results shown were culturally-based protective factors stemming from individual, family, and social domains promoting psychosocial resilience in fostering healthy biracial identity resolution. Risk factors unique for the biracial population were also identified. The outcomes indicate that biracial boys have a higher rate of depression and a higher frequency of school suspension, while the multiracial girls have a higher frequency for delinquent acts than their mono-racial peers. Compared to their White and African American minority counterparts, biracial youths reported “significantly more maladjustment than other youths in reports of behavioral conduct, school problems, somatization, and general self-worth"(Kawakami-Schwarber, 2010).
As a result of rappers being so influential it makes others easily convinced. Over the years rap culture has changed from being motivational to a negative industry. The more time teens spend watching videos put them further at risk as they are more likely to engage in careless or in some cases illegal activities. Once known as a inspirational outlet and a way for people to express their everyday struggles rap has since become extremely controversial and deceptive to the youth. One of the biggest negative effects rap music has is the promotion of drug sells and usage.
For starters, studies show an increase of dangerous drinking habits among young adults (Hall 2). In addition, the enforcement of the drinking laws and education on alcohol is insubstantial (Moyse, Fonder 3). Society places laws to protect individuals. The rise of alcohol abuse raises the question if the minimum legal drinking age of 21 secures protection of the people. With proper enforcement of drinking laws in addition to education about alcohol, the minimum legal drinking age of 18 provides a safer drinking culture.
Parental dysfunctions play a role in sex offender’s behavior problems. According to Netland and Miner , they suggested that poor parental guidance is the one of the reasons why young male sex offenders commit sex offenses. It has been discovered that alcohol abuse during pregnancy can interfere with the development of the unborn children. This is also a reason why young sex offenders and non sex offenders committed crimes. Parents that have mental , and drug problems are more likely to have children with behavior problems .
This makes it very difficult to identify who might be most at risk for struggling with substance abuse. It is imperative that young adults understand the repercussions of using drugs and alcohol for extended periods of time and how to be treated if substance abuse is something they struggle with in their life. I have created a teaching plan in order to educate young adults about the possible indicators of substance abuse and the negative effects that can come from it. My plan will help young adults comprehend the negative consequences of substance abuse, in order to allow them to make better decisions in the future and to avoid all situations in which they may be tempted to use alcohol or drugs. The goal of the plan is to present information on substance abuse in an effective and appropriate manner so that knowledge and
On the other hand, avoidant individuals who have had sexual intercourse have found to have a greater engagement in casual sex (Brennan & Shaver, 1995), and are more likely to have had sexual intercourse with a stranger (i.e., hooking up). (Tracy et al., 2003) explain that sexually active avoidant individuals, prefer low emotional intimacy within relationships. Brennan and Shaver (1995) maintain that anxious individuals seem to be in a predicament; even though they are in need of emotional closeness of a committed romantic relationship, they have trouble maintaining such relationships, because they are not accepting of casual sex outside of committed relationships. Comparatively, a sample of college students indicated that anxious attached individuals were more likely than secure or avoidant attached individuals to report having sex due to fear of losing their partners (Tracy et al.,
They are more prone to deviant activities, such as drinking or consuming drugs. Attachment to deviant peers and parents (such as drunks or drug takers) could lead to an increase in the prospect of criminal activities (i.e. the case for Aaron Hernandez). Also, “increases in adolescent behavior problems, such as substance abuse, may result in decreases in parental control and support, and not vice versa” (Siegel, 2011). These are only a few ways to question the cogency of social control theory, but these fallacies illustrate why social control theory is not the only response to crime (but it may be part of it much like rational choice and trait
Furthermore, genetic traits such as appearance, intellectual ability, sex and race also contribute to homophilous relationships (Smith & Christakis, 2008). That is to say, that even in childhood we tend to gravitate toward those who are similar to us which immediately limits the scope of social network available to us. People who grow up in high risk areas for drug abuse, for instance, socialise with the other children in the area. The older they get the less likely they would be to extend their social circle, limiting themselves to becoming surrounded by the high risk lifestyle primarily adopted in the area. The stronger the ties to high risk behaviours get the higher the chance of a person partaking in said behaviour.
Depression can affect your academic performance in college. Studies suggest that college students who have depression are more likely to smoke. Research suggests that students with depression do not necessarily drink alcohol more heavily than other college students. But students with depression, especially women, are more likely to drink to get drunk and experience problems related to alcohol abuse, such as engaging in unsafe sex. It is not uncommon for students who have depression to self-medicate with street