According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, people who smoke marijuana are 104 times more likely to smoke cocaine, and other addictive drugs, than people who don’t smoke marijuana. This is potentially very dangerous because these other drugs can have adverse reactions that are many times worse than marijuana. Cocaine, like marijuana is a stimulant, but unlike marijuana is many times stronger. Users will become addicted to cocaine much quicker and much more deeply. Legalizing marijuana will multiply the already large problem with illegal drug use.
Another reason that rap music causes problems today is by the way they take drugs and alcohol, to be something they are most certainly not. They talk about murder, rape, assault as if they were okay. Almost everybody and everything that has to do with rap music is associated with drugs and alcohol. The impact of rap music has numerous negative impacts in our culture and society today. This
According to research, younger gang members are much harder to monitor and control. The differences between youth gangs’ back then and modern youth gangs seen now are the members are not only better armed but also noticeably more violent and cruel. Youth gangs are taking over the streets and leaving their mark on communities. Gang members have instilled fear in society causing many people to be afraid to fight back when being targeted by gangs because they feel that it would be more dangerous to “test” the members. They feel that the only opinion they have in surviving is allowing the gang members to do as they please.
Try to imagine a irresponsible gang of drunk teenagers that like to jump their rival gangs for fun. This is exactly what happens in S. E. Hinton's The Outsiders. This gang is called the Socs and they enjoy beating up their rival gang, The Greasers. Most people think the greasers are a disgrace to society because they are poor and like to steal, but the Socs are more of a disgrace than the greasers. The Socs are more of a disgrace to society because they like to start fights, get drunk, and are generally a menace to everyone.
Some artists believed that drug abuse could enhance their skills and that it was a way to rebel against their society taken by (Rock and Roll examining pop culture). The most popular drugs that musicians used to enhance their skills were heroin, LSD, and marijuana. Narcotics were incorporated in most songs in the Rock age. People talked about their struggles of getting addicted to the drug and how it has changed then. Soon after musicians realized that drugs did not help them but in fact tore them down.
With Super Fly being about drug dealers selling cocaine it also advertised it increasing the use of cocaine use in the same communities that it was helping creating jobs for in the inner city. With this movie being very popular in the African American community it also influenced a lot of children at the time who did not know much or have any role models in their life to lead them in the right direction. The influence of Blaxploitation films became so bad it became unpopular and it was almost shunned upon for African American to make these type of movies. That did more destruction by their films than constructions with the movies giving bad influences on the African American community and a also a terrible stereotype for people who did not know about the community and thought that all African American males where like that. These movies such as Super Fly also gave a bad influence on the African American women because all they were seen as were sex symbols from being prostitutes for the most part or they had these long and dramatic sex scenes exposing a lot of their
Prescription drug use has been on the rise over the past several decades. Many young adults experiment with prescription drugs, often believing that this is a safer alternative to other illicit drugs. This assumption is false. Prescription drug use can rapidly develop into emotional and physical dependence as well as addiction. Second to marijuana prescription drugs are now the most common illicit drug used by young adults to get high.
Moreover, ordinary people rather than celebrities are the ones getting the spotlight. With the increasing amount of reality TV shows, serious problems have made their appearance unto the “real” world. These kinds of shows have been affecting the society in a way that could be an adverse effect especially for teenagers. Although reality TV shows are now a colossal part of the media and its culture, they work as negative factors in a society and watching them should be discouraged, for the common themes of the show are highly aggressive, provide inappropriate education, and its extent of creating racial stereotypes has become stronger. Despite its negative effects, reality television show can be positively influential for its participants as well as young
As of recent, the war on drugs has been a very often discussed topic due to many controversial issues. Some people believe the War on Drugs has been quite successful due to the amount of drugs seized and the amount of drug kingpins arrested. I believe this to be the wrong mindset when it comes to the war on drugs. The war on drugs isn’t a winnable one so we must do all that is possible to assist those who struggle with drug addiction and decriminalize small amounts of drugs. These minor changes in the way we combat drugs will create significant change and have lasting effects.
Drug Abuse Causes and Effects on Teenagers Drug abuse is one of the top issues defying the country today particularly among the teenagers. Occurrences of drug and alcohol abuse and related anti-social behavior have massively expanded lately. This has become a matter of concern to the government, parents and teachers. Teens regularly try different things with an assortment of activities and substances. Unfortunately, this experimentation can prompt substance misuse and addiction.
This rebellion also increased crime, teenage crime. These rebellions increased teenagers to consume alcohol and to smoke, making their rebellion worse. Jobs with higher rate of pay created more consumerism to take place, which made buying some electronics easier. This created more spare time for a lot of Americans. Only a little bit of
However, there are some controversial arguments with hip-hop culture that has influenced youth culture by reinforcing bad behaviors, such as academic performance in school and drug use. Since hip-hop culture adopted the idea of subversion, an idea in popular culture, which is defined as a counter-culture attempt to change the status quo. The attempt of subversion makes many people seem