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).
al 117). In addition to affecting the lives of patients, addiction impacts the community’s functionality. Interestingly, frequent use of psychoactive medications by patients of all ages can lead to addiction, but administration of these medications is a valuable technique of treatment for ailments. Medications can provide relief from discomfort that a patient may experience, nevertheless while causing an alteration in
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
Second, low self-control goes with the wrong system parents do. They either do not care for the child or care for them but does not have the energy to monitor them. They also either care and monitor the child but do not see anything wrong or do not have the means to punish the child. When parents fail to monitor what their child is doing inside and outside the home, the child tends to commit crimes as adults because they are permitted to do things without inference. Third, it is said by Patterson (as cited in Gottfredson & Hirschi, 1990) that parents fail to recognize the deviant behaviors of their children.
The first parenting style is Authoritarian parenting; it is a one-way communication in which the parents expect immensely from their children without any response and support to them and they are punished severely if failed to meet the objective. These kinds of parents do not offer their children the liberty to make their own decisions and behave quite cold and callous towards them. For example- when kids go out and ask for more candies they are refused instantly since, there are allowed only certain amounts and then there is no room for discussion after the parents close the topic since the kids have to obey. Authoritarian parenting usually affects a child in an adverse way, and they start mistaking tameness and prosperity for love. Children with this style of upbringing have very little pride and are often petrified; some even feel melancholic and
Frequent drug use can cause a person to desire it regularly and this poses a psychological threat. According to Tracy (2012), drug abuse causes an alteration of the user’s mental focus in general and towards the drug. Instances where the user may be engrossed as to how and where to get the drug for
A research has validated associations between exposure to marital discord and parental divorce while growing up and children’s psychological distress in adulthood (Amato & Sobolewski 2001). There are three major classes that determine the relationship between disrupted families and crime; trauma theories, life course theories and selection theories. The trauma theory proposes that the loss of a parent has a negative effect on children, mostly because of
They can be punished for having same-sex intimate interest and interaction. This hostile environment can lead to suicidal or homicidal behaviors. It can increase homelessness, unemployment, and runaway rates. Most importantly, these issues have serious affects on mental health. African American LGBT are more likely to be exposed to HIV/AIDS.
Chambliss " Neglect is the negligent treatment or maltreatment of a child by a parent figure under circumstances that indicate harm or threaten harm to the child’s health or well-being." C) Examples - failing to take them to the doctor, not involving in school, not giving them the proper food and shelter they need and totally ignoring their emotions. 2) Physical Abuse A) The childwelfare.gov "the none accidental physical injury ranging from minor bruises to sever fractions as a result of punching, beating, kicking, biting or burning them." B) Shaken baby syndrome - when you pick up the infant and you shake them violently and you do it many times to the point where the baby 's brain swells. C) Book - ‘Because I remember terror, father I remember you’ by William Silverman.
While speaking at the Children’s Justice Conference in Bellevue, Washington in 2004, Lundy also noted that offenders often stop mothers from catering to the children’s need, refusing a mum to even pick up a crying baby. Abusers also have a distorted and unreasonable understanding of the children’s maturity levels. In some cases, children develop extreme anger, guilt, self-blame and shame. This is because they feel powerless and angry as they can’t seem to understand, much less stop the violence. Some children even believe they are the cause of the turmoil going on between the parents.
Some risk factors for drug use found with sex offenders include; family history of addiction, being a male, mental health disorders, anxiety, depression, and loneliness. Some risk factors for drug abuse found in sex offenders include; brain damage, HIV, AIDS, and other sexual transmitted diseases, lung disease and cancer. The use of a substance can have a great impact on the offender. The offender can develop many problems with substance abuse and that could greatly affect their self mentally and physically. Substance abuse can greatly affect the offender’s family.
Besides memory and concentration problems, underage drinkers face growth and endocrine problems. As has been mentioned, during adolescence, hormonal changes develop, including increases in the sex hormones, estrogen, and testosterone. These hormones influence the growth and development of the body. Drinking alcohol during this period disrupts the hormonal balance necessary for normal development of organs, muscles, and bones. So, underage consumption of alcohol can lead to some serious issues, such as memory, growth, development, and endocrine
Even some children may turn to a lifestyle similar to the present addict in the family as an escape from all the pain in their reality. The role of the lost child is silent, which means that he or she will never mention recovery. The lost child will also give up their own self needs and avoid conversation about the other roles of the family, either be good or bad. The child may feel a sense of loneliness and neglect since the basic family functions are centered at the addict; the child’s needs will never be met since the physical drug has a high importance in the family, whatever the child needs will be forgotten or pushed to the side. According to Addiction Solutions of South Florida, about 50-80% neglect and child abuse is the result of the parent or