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Causes of Drug Use Among Young People" by Jill Nicholson - People think they know all the effects and reasons of why teenagers do drugs, but do they really. The very first day drugs were introduced was the day Columbus first stepped onto the U.S., when the Native Americans first offered tobacco to the newcomers. Drugs came again in the 1850’s, when the Chinese first came to work in the mines and on the railroads, they brought opium smoking with them and later started addicting the people of America. Once the extremely debilitating power of addicting drugs was recognized, many American cities and states, starting with San Francisco, began passing anti-drug laws in 1875....   [tags: teen drugs, methamphetamine]
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Grandparents Raising Grandchildren - December 16, 2011 led to a wonderful bond and an unexpected change in my life. My son and his girlfriend were young parents, barely 17 years old, I ended up providing everything my granddaughter needed from the moment she was born. After living with me for 20 months in a moment of rage my son and his girlfriend took my granddaughter in the middle of the night and left without a trace. Typically, a grandparent was the one that spoiled the grandchildren and then sent them home with the parents. Now they have to take on the role of parent when the child’s parents are incapable or disinclined to parent sufficiently (Administration for Children And Familie, Region IV)....   [tags: Drugs, Teen Pregnancy, Finance]
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Reasons Kids Do Drugs - Dating Tips for the Druggie When you here the word ‘drugs,’ what’s the first thing that comes to mind. Is it ‘those are illegal!’ Or is it more along the lines of ‘Yes, please.’ It’s no secret that as the years go on, teenagers of every generation have been getting involved with drugs, to their frantic parent’s dismay. And according to Students Against Destructive Decisions, 50% of teens have reported using an illicit drug by the time they graduate high school. So why have teenagers still been doing drugs when they’ve been proven to be more harmful then helpful....   [tags: drug use, teen drug use ] 685 words
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Taking a Look at Teen Pregnancy - In 2012, there were 29.4 births for every 1,000 females ranging from the age 15-19. This is 305,420 babies total born to females in this age group. Eighty-nine percent of these births occurred outside of marriage. The 2012 teen birth rate shows a decline of six percent from 2011 when the birth rate was 31.3 per 1,000 girls. The teen birth rate has declined pretty steadily over the past 20 years. In 1991, the teen birth rate in the U.S. was 61.8 births for every 1,000 teenage girls, compared with 29.4 births for every 1,000 females in 2012 that’s pretty good....   [tags: teen birth rate in dveloped countries] 1183 words
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Teen Substance Abuse - Entry #1: Part 1: Survey reveals shocking levels of teen drinking, drug abuse Michelle Castillo April 3, 2012 Studies have shown that most teenagers in America have drunk alcohol and abused illegal substances by the time they are in their late teen years. The General Psychiatry published a sample of 10,123 adolescents between the ages of 13 to 18, the teens were asked about their experiences with drugs and alcohol. In the surveys, Michelle Castillo reports “78 percent of U.S. teens had drank alcohol, and 47 percent of the group said they'd consumed 12 or more drinks in the past year....   [tags: drugs, puberty, treatment]
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Langauge Play With Drugs - The Language play I will thoroughly analyze is the modern day street slang for drugs. It’s interesting how we “address” a drug based on various side effects it causes rather than its pharmaceutical name. For example, the drug Cocaine is called “Base Crazies”. “Base Crazies” refers to the way it easily gets you hooked leaving you wanting more and making you search on your hands and knees for cocaine. (ONDCP, 2005) Using the Internet, books, and pamphlets based on drugs will help me in my research of finding different abstract terms for the common street drug....   [tags: Illicit Drugs, Academic Essays]
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Impact of Teen Violence - Teen Violence is a big dilemma in today’s society. Violent behaviors usually start from family and peers, as well as teens observing it at there neighborhoods or communities. These behaviors are reinforced by what youth see on television, on the Internet, in video games, movies, music videos, and what they hear in their music. When children are disciplined with severe corporal punishment or verbal abuse, or when they are physically or sexually abused, or when they witness such behavior in their home, it is not surprising that they behave violently toward others....   [tags: Teen Violence] 515 words
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The Importance of the Parent-Teen Relationship - Parent-teen relationships are among the most important in a youth's life. Whether a parent is providing love, criticism, or old-fashioned rulemaking, the structure and stability of a healthy parental relationship with teens can make a huge impact on their stressful adolescent lives. In Speak, a healthy parent-teen relationship could have meant the difference between swift justice and months of harassment. Mothers, fathers, and family communication in general are all important in unique ways. The mother-teen relationship is one of the most important relationships a child can have....   [tags: Psychology]
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Teen Pregnancy in the United States - In today’s society, teen mothers are very common. MTV has two television shows that follow the life of young mothers and document their first trimester. They show these girls under the influence, being arrested, and not taking care of their own children. Even though this is a reality television show, there is much truth to what these mothers are doing. Teen pregnancy is a controversial issue because of the negative stereotypes, the health of the teen mothers, and the health risk they are putting their babies through....   [tags: negative stereotypes]
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Teen Pregnancy Cause and Effect - When you think of teen pregnancy, you probably think that there isn’t a positive thing you could say about it. Actually, there is one big thing people can get out of teen pregnancy, better education about sex and pregnancy. There are many things that contribute to this issue, shows like sixteen and Pregnant and Teen Mom are glamorizing teen pregnancy, which is actually a big issue and the blame should be placed on the parents and media. Peer pressure by friends can play a factor into the issue, if a child hangs out with a group of people that are sexually active, 9 out of 10 times that child is too....   [tags: peer pressure, reality shows]
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Teen Suicide: Is it Preventable? - Cindy, Juliette’s mother, walked into the attic and found a sight she was not prepared for. Expecting her daughter to be sitting on the floor doing homework or watching television on the couch, but she was hanging from the wooden rafters; her face as pale as a ghost’s. Juliette was only sixteen years old and her life was now over. Looking back now, Cindy realized that Juliette had been showing signs of depression ever since her sister was tragically killed in an automobile accident. Cindy blames herself because she should have gotten her daughter counseling or some other form of help, but she thought that Juliette was still getting over her sister’s death....   [tags: psychology, adolescent behavior, depression]
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Rise in Teen Smokers - The number of teen smokers is getting larger and larger every day. Many people in society continue to watch without any action while local businesses continue to sell tobacco products. Recent studies show how that a large percentage of teens today are getting their cigarettes, from convenience store, and mostly gas stations. Furthermore most Teens under the age of 18 say they get their cigarettes, from friends or other family members. About 65% of children in each grade said they have friends or relatives buy cigarettes for them, also revealed that about half of the students said they bought cigarettes themselves from some type of retail store....   [tags: Health] 770 words
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Teen Suicide - Each year, thousands of children are dying, not from cancer, getting shot, or car accidents, but by their own hands. They make the choice to take their lives; they commit suicide. To begin, what is “Suicide”. According to the Merriam Webster Dictionary, suicide is the act or instance of taking one’s own life voluntarily and intentionally. The number of teenagers who take their lives is rapidly increasing each year. Teen suicide is escalating out of control and no one seems to realize just how severe the issue has become....   [tags: Teenage Suicide Essays]
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Teen Suicide - In today’s society, teenagers are faced with problems on a daily basis. When they are unable to deal with those daily hassles, serious problems can develop within the teen that can ultimately lead to resulting effects including depression or even suicide. Suicide in teens is one of the most traumatic and problematic issues that we face today in not only adults but many adolescents as well. Today suicide is one of the top causes for death in teenagers, out shadowed only by homicides and accidents....   [tags: Teenage Suicide Essays]
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Drugs In The Urban Community - The real America is filled with abandoned houses, prostitution, and citizens that have no hope on life. How can this lifestyle become a normal living condition. Some say there is no chance on restoring the communities that were destroyed from drugs. Is our government aware of the hardship and poverty while they send troops to war. The infestation of drugs overtaking communities results in corruption in neighborhoods, destroying families, weakening the school system and increasing the crime and violence rate....   [tags: Descriptive Drugs Gangs] 1987 words
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Teen Substance Abuse - Many teens in this generation struggle with drug abuse. Drug abuse is the habit of taking addictive or illegal substances. When using them they can cause serious health problems. It can also possibly ruin a life. What causes some teenagers to use drugs. Many factors contribute to the leading causes of drug abuse, a few are: easy access, social acceptance, and emotional issues. Why is substance abuse increasing throughout adolescents. Teens become curious to experiment with drugs when they hear about them and see them....   [tags: Drug Abuse Essays]
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Drug Abuse Within Teen in Hazleton - Argumentative Drug abuse within teens is an increasing problem within the community of Hazleton. Many great attempts have been made to stop this problem before it’s an epidemic, but they have either succeeded for a short time or failed. Through extensive research on the subject two solutions have been devised that have not been tried yet. These solutions have been made to succeed where the others have failed and are simple enough to take immediate action. By breaking down and seeing the faults the other attempts have had....   [tags: solution methods, recreational center]
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Professional Athletes and Enhacer Drugs - ... The drugs can also affect the way you play because you are more likely to miss a game winning goal or shot for your team because you're on so much drugs just to win a game. If you are a professional athlete and you take drugs you are showing your kids that it is right to take drugs when they get into competitive sports. When you take a drug you better be careful because you never know who is watching you. You can get in huge trouble even for just taking a couple of enhancer drugs to get that one big hit over the fence or that one great play up the middle....   [tags: anabolic steroids, football players] 1345 words
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The Hardships Of A Teen Christian - Teen Christians have to deal with a lot of pressures like when at school, because when a Christian teen does talk about what they believe in they are mock or criticized. And when the fact that when a teen does believe in Jesus it causes them to lose friends so that causes teens to not want to be with god, or talk about it because of what there friends will think and do to them. Their friends want them to go out to parties where there are drugs, alcohol, sex, and violence. And if a teen has just recently become a Christian and was living life like that then they have to deal with harder problems like facing there problems a different way....   [tags: essays research papers] 474 words
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Deadly Trend: Over The Counter Drugs - Back then, cough medicine or painkillers were used to treat the common cold. Now in days they are being used particularly different which contradicts its initial use. More and more teens are abusing over the counter medicine, otherwise known as OTC drugs to try to achieve that “high” effect. “Many of these products are widely available and can be purchased at supermarkets, drugstores, and convenience stores. Many OTC drugs that are intended to treat headaches, sinus pressure, or cold/flu symptoms contain the active ingredient dextromethorphan (DXM) and are the ones that teens are using to get high” (“Over-the-Counter Drug Abuse”)....   [tags: Cardio Depressants, Public Awareness]
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Teen Alcohol Addiction - Teen alcohol addiction - Is there any hope for a teenager who wants to get his or her life straightened out. It's very interesting that I find myself writing about something that not only is commonsense, but what is more, something that every one knows about in general but may not in particular. Alcohol use among teenagers is a serious problem and is responsible for death and injury in automobile accidents, physical and emotional disability, deterioration of academic performances, aggressive behavior that causes a number of other sociological problems in families and among friends....   [tags: Alcoholism] 1508 words
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Teenage Drug Use - Drug Report The problem of teenagers’ drug use, depression and suicide are evident in our society. Family problems can lead to arguments causing depression and isolation which drags a person towards drugs. Drugs can also lead to death as the drug abuse is increasing among teens in the UK. Teenagers do not realise the consequences they will have to face during their lives. The teenager might get into many conflicts with their family and friends which will create more problems and depression since the person will have no support....   [tags: Drugs]
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Teen Pregnancy in the United States - Did you know that the United State has the highest teen pregnancy rate in the world?. Abstaining is the only certain way to prevent teenage pregnancy. Abstaining will help our rates goes down, and stay down. Canada has the highest rate of abortions. I would much rather have higher teen pregnancy rates, than a high abortion rates. At least we are not killing the babies in the United States. Pregnancy rates rose by 1.1% to 28.2% from 2006 to 2010. Teenagers are not physically and mentally able to be able to take a care of a kid....   [tags: abstinence, going full term, abortion]
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Youth Offending and The Teen Brain - The juvenile execution rate is low in the U.S. but there are still some countries that allow for youth to be killed. The brain of a teen compared to an adult’s brain is still growing and developing. “Research has shown that brains don’t look like an adult brain until the early to mid-twenties, so if your child is under 25, you are still in the teen zone.”(Ritvo, Eva M.D), so the brain is unsure on the decision making process. Immaturity is the key factor in most cases of juveniles....   [tags: juvenile execution]
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Dysfunctional Families and Drugs - Why do teens use drugs. Many reasons contribute to adolescent drug use. It may be stress, peer pressure, or even the difficulty coping with the ills of school life. Teens use drugs because they have no true guidance. The absence, of certain vital components such as, someone to talk to, morals, values, or even responsibility forces teens to use drugs. One major contributing cause of adolescent drug use and abuse is a dysfunctional family, a family that does not provide all of the above. The lack of a strong family structure can leave a teen feeling lonely and emotionally confused....   [tags: Drug Abuse, Substance Abuse]
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The Problem of Teen Pregnancy - The Problem of Teen Pregnancy Red and blue lights are flashing and the noise of the ambulance impels everyone to a point where they have to look outside and observe the situation, as if a mystical force was compelling them. From what they can see, the paramedic is holding a tiny hand telling her to hold on. As the stretcher rolls by, the onlookers notice a huge lump, or ball as a few may say, under the pallid cotton covers....   [tags: Argumentative, Pregnancy] 1608 words
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The Real "Teen Mom" - Why are so many young girls becoming mothers before they reach adulthood and who is to blame. Do we blame parents for not speaking openly about the subject of sex and how to prevent unwanted pregnancies. Do we blame the school’s curriculum for inadequate sexual education. Has being a teen with a swollen pregnant belly become a social norm in our society, or a trend. Some may blame reality shows that depict the struggles of the teen mom, but tend to glamorize the stars of the show. I am all too familiar with the life of a teen mom....   [tags: pregenant, motherhood, finances] 1078 words
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Teen Pregnancy - The majority of America know Oprah Winfrey a mogul, television host and producer. “But did you know she was once a pregnant 14- year- old?” I gained knowledge of this from watching Oprah’s show. Oprah stated that she lost the baby. Hence, Oprah never had to face the dilemmas experienced by Nikkole a teenaged mother whose life can be viewed on MTV’s melodrama “16 and Pregnant.” “I’ve found myself watching several episodes, mainly on snow days.” In each episode the protagonists (teen moms) introduce you to their lives as pregnant teenagers....   [tags: Sex Education]
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Teen Pregnacy - Teen Pregnancy In the Untied States three in ten teenage girls will have at least one pregnancy by the age of twenty, that is approximately seven-hundred forty-five thousand teen pregnancies each year. (The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy) Teen Pregnancy is a serious epidemic this nation is faced with. Pressures from peers and media for a teen to have sex and the misuse or failure of contraceptives are two main causes of pregnancy among teenagers. Theses Pregnancies have many effects on the teen and infant such as emotional issues, education deficiency, and health risk for the infant....   [tags: Sex Education, Prevention, Abstinance, Risks]
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Teen Suicide - Teen Suicide Suicide is a growing problem in American culture. Sadly, teens are affected the most. Teen suicide is increasing rapidly. “About 5,000 teens in the United States kill themselves each year” (Peacock, 4). Suicide among teens is a serious and devastating crisis. More teens are taking their lives today than ever before. Teen suicide does not affect one specific type of teen; it affects any type of teen. There are a variety of reasons teens resort to committing suicide. Many people are working for the prevention of teen suicide....   [tags: Teenage Suicide Essays]
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Teen Pregnancy - There is a lot of teen mothers growing up in this world wondering, what if I would have stayed in school. W hat could I have become. Would it have made my life easier if I had thought first. There is many causes for teen pregnancy. They lead to the need for the desire of love by another person. One might have a poor home life and would want something like their peers have. A teen may have a low self-esteem and simply be looking for acceptance. However, many teens that have a wonderful family and are very confidante arnt looking for the few minutes of pleasure....   [tags: Teenage Pregnancy] 1393 words
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Teen Suicide - Suicides are one of the leading causes of teen deaths in today’s society. The thought of one ending his or her life is developing in the minds of teenagers around the globe. “To kill oneself as a means of escape from poverty or disappointed love, or bodily or mental anguish, is the deed of coward rather than a brave man, because to run away from trouble is a form of cowardice. While it is true that the suicide braves death, he does it not for some noble object but to escape some ill” (Marcovitz 17)....   [tags: Teenage Suicide Essays]
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Teen Depression - Depression is the most widespread mental illness in today’s society. Studies have found that, 1 out of 8 teens are affected with this disease. It also predominantly affects young ladies than it does males. (www.kidshealth.org). Teens are at a position in their lives when they must face significant transition and peer pressures. They are trying to identify with themselves and trying to figure out where there puzzle piece fits in society, all of which can show the way to behavioral and emotional changes....   [tags: Mental Health]
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Analysis of Leaflets: The Score and Drugs the Facts - Analysis of Leaflets: The Score and Drugs the Facts The leaflets 'The Score' and 'Drugs the Facts' both use the same genre as a teen magazine would, although they have subverted all the generic conventions so that they are in some way associated with drugs. Many effects are designed to achieve a subconscious response. As the reader registers them subliminally this is very effective. The overt purpose of both leaflets is to try and give accurate information about drug use and try to prevent it....   [tags: Papers] 1257 words
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Teen Suicide - Life is the most wonderful thing God could ever give us. Throughout our lives we learn and experience new things as the years past. From learning to walk then talk all the way to learning how to take care of not only yourself but others. From experiencing loneliness, happiness and unconditional love. If life should be cherished why end it so soon. Suicide the most common way to get out of any hard situation that life throws at you. What exactly is the meaning of the word suicide. Well suicide is the act or an instance of taking one's own life voluntarily and intentionally especially by a person of years of discretion and of sound mind....   [tags: Teenage Suicide Essays]
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Teens' Top Reasons for Taking Drugs - The relationship between teens and drugs has been around for decades; however, this is not what you would call positive. Substance abusing (which is using drugs or alcohol in ways than can cause physical harm) is often associated with crime. But why do youths take drugs. Youth take drugs for the following reasons: social disorganization, peer pressure, family factors, emotional, or rational choice. Social disorganization deals with drug abuse to poverty and disorganized urban environment. Drug use by youth minority group members has been tied to factors such as racial prejudice, low-esteem, social status, and stress produced from environment....   [tags: Law Case Studies] 608 words
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Virtual Teen Program - Teen years are the most complicated and overwhelming years of a child's life. For the Virtual Teen program I had a teen daughter, She was very out going and social. She enjoyed trying new things and was very involved in school. She has also been doing very good academically, and was part of the gifted program at school. At home she gets along pretty well with her sister pretty with the exception of some little arguments that they easily resolve on their own. She also went through some major changes as she transitioned to her teen years....   [tags: Social Issues, Child Life]
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Teen Treatment Centers/Residential Treatment; Pack your bags for a better teen - Has there ever been a point where children get out of hand and There is nothing you can do. Is there a feeling that there is no more that can be done to discipline your child but send them away to a boot camp or teen treatment center. Maybe residential treatment/boot camp is a great option for your child. “Children are able to learn life skills that they may apply in their everyday settings to become successful in the future...troubled and disturbed children will be given the appropriate rehabilitation for ther mental development...the extreme strictness and restricted atmosphere encourages stressed kids to become cooperative,friendly, respectful for authority, and hardworking ” (The Pros)...   [tags: mental development, rehabilitation]
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Teen Internet Addiction - Internet addiction goes by many names: Internet Dependency, Internet Compulsivity, and Internet Use Disorder. By any name, an addiction to the Internet completely controls the addict’s life, and causes the Internet to become a priority over family and friends. Similar to drug addictions, the Internet provides a “high” feeling, which addicts become dependent on. Internet addiction is divided into three categories: excessive gaming, sexual preoccupation, and e-mail/text messaging addiction (Medindia 1)....   [tags: Internet Addiction Disorder]
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Teen Wilderness Camps - Teen wilderness camps are special camps where parents send their troubled teens when they feel like there are no other options for their children. These camps are in the middle of nowhere, and the kids are forced to hike for hours, sleep in tents, and go without proper sanitation for weeks, or sometimes even months. Teen wilderness camps have come under fire many times for injuries and even deaths that have occurred which has raised questions on whether or not these types of programs should be a legal option....   [tags: tough love] 728 words
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Teen Social Classes - My high school was like any other, and within its walls, you could find the standard division of teen culture played out in three main categories: the popular kids, the nerds & the metal heads. Though the names of each clique may change from one generation to the next, the roles remain the same. On April 20, 1999, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold made history when they beseiged their high school in the deadliest massacre ever recorded in United States history for an American high school. In the aftermath of Columbine, the writings and videos left behind by the shooters made it clear that they were enraged by the low-level position imposed on them by the upper echelon of their classmates....   [tags: Sociology] 734 words
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Myth of the Teen Brain: An Article Review - Introduction In 2007, Scientific American Mind published an article by Robert Epstein. In his article, Epstein raised the question of whether the teenage brain caused turmoil, or if turmoil shaped the brain. The author began by explaining a discredited theory that haunts teenagers today. It began in 1904 with G. Stanley Hall’s observation of adolescents who were left on the streets due to mass migration and immigration during the industrial revolution. Hall attributed the turmoil he observed to recapitulation, a biological theory in which adolescence mirrors the "savage, pigmoid" stage of evolutionary development (Epstein 2007)....   [tags: Article Review]
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Peer Mediation and Conflict Resolution are the Solutions to Teen Violence - Every year, nearly one-million twelve to nineteen year olds are murdered robbed, or assaulted many by their peers and teenagers are more than twice as likely as adults to become the victims of violence. Although the problem is far too complex for any one solution, teaching young people conflict resolution skills, nonviolent techniques for resolving disputes seems to help. To reduce youth violence, conflict resolution skills should be taught to all children before they reach junior high school....   [tags: Teens Teenage Violence] 400 words
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Teen Suicidal Behavior in our Society - To live is a very fragile and misunderstood term. Countless lives are taken unwillingly each day by mere accidents, while others are lost fighting to defend their countries’ beliefs. Some of these lives grow old, and some do not, but many are not being lived in the way they were intended. Somewhere along the lines in our society, people have the idea that their own life might not be worth living. Ending their life is called suicide, and it is becoming more and more popular among teenagers in this generation....   [tags: suicide, bullying, suicidal tendencies]
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Drugs, Gangs and Juveniles - John seems to be getting himself involved in the wrong crowds. At his last check-in there was a noticeable gang symbol marked in between his two fingers. When confronting John about the gang, he basically avoided the question. This was his bi-weekly check which required a drug test to be administered. In which the drug test came back positive for crystal meth and marijuana. He does not seem to have a positive outlook and seem to be very uncooperative with his mother and the authorities. John possibly having a borderline drug addiction problem will only make things worse in the end for him....   [tags: personal narrative] 1074 words
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The Underlying Causes of Teen Pregnancy - Before successfully preventing teen pregnancies among teenage girls, there are many underlying causes and facts about the dilemma that must be first exposed. Children from homes run by teenage mothers have to face almost insurmountable obstacles in life. The incidents of depression and mental health problems, the lack of father figures, and the high rate of poverty often connected to children in homes run by teenage mothers put them at serious disadvantages when compared to children raised in nuclear families....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 1367 words
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Should Society Support Pregnant Teens - Sally just found out she is pregnant. She is scared and alone. Sally's family has rejected her and she has no way to provide for the child she is bearing. Is this the proper way to treat a teen that is pregnant. The answer is no, we should not stop the financial and emotional support of pregnant teens but in the same sense we should not increase the financial support. Who is to say that the baby should suffer from the choices the mother made. It is important that throughout the pregnancy a teen has an adult to look up to and ask for help....   [tags: Teen Pregnancy] 961 words
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Drugs and Alcohol Among our Young - Drugs and alcohol have become a huge issue among young people. Laws have been made to prevent teens from obtaining alcohol and certain legal drugs, but it still happens. The biggest problem is teens do not understand how to handle alcohol and do not understand the risks or consequences. They want to be cool and fit in and have fun, but it is not all fun and games. Adolescents are able to find drugs and alcohol so easy these days. It is a scary thought to think about what our generation has come to and how the generations will be after us....   [tags: adolescents, risks, addiction] 1215 words
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The Rise in Gay Teen Suicide - The teen years can often times be very difficult in general, but for homosexual teens their problems can turn out to be more than they can deal with. Being gay for many teens is something that they can not live with because society, most of the time, says that homosexuality is wrong. These teens usually have no one to go to with his or her problems for fear of being taunted or harassed. Also, schools rarely have groups for gay students to go to for help and parents are often unaware of what their children are going through....   [tags: Teenage Suicide Essays]
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Teen Violence and Peer Pressure - This essay discusses peer pressure and problems of teenage violence. It will also try to define the sources of the problems and the solutions to them. Violence. Mentioning the word conjures up images of assault, abuse, and even murder. It's the act of purposefully hurting someone. And it's a major issue facing today's young adults. In today's American society, violence is more prevalent now then ever. Annually, one in twelve highschoolers is threatened or injured with a weapon each year. Each year one person out of every forty is a victim of a violent crime....   [tags: Peer Pressure Essays] 2314 words
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Alcohol and Teen Drinking - According to Men’s Health, “alcohol kills more teenagers and young people than any of the other drugs taken to affect mood and behavior (heroin, cocaine, marijuana).” This issue interests me due to the many friends I have who drink overwhelmingly. Also, I have so many cousins that are younger than me that I am concerned about with this issue. There are many reasons to why teens may drink, not all of which are reasonable but is the truth, from what I know. Teen drinking can also result in very many mishaps that are mostly a terrible consequence....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Anti-Depressants and Teen Suicide - Abstract Two percent of preteens and five percent of adolescents suffer from depression (www.about-teen-depression.com 2014). There are specific signs and symptoms associated with depression, which are helpful in detection of the illness. There are various ways to treat depression, such as medication, group therapy, and/or herbal supplements. There are pros and cons with each treatment, but the worst coincides with the medication –suicide. Much research has been conducted, which will be discussed in the paper that has shown a link to antidepressants and suicide....   [tags: Teenage Suicide Essays]
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Teen Pregnancy - Every year approximately one million teenage girls become pregnant in the United States. Of theses pregnancies only 13 percent are intended. As a result, about a third of these teens abort their pregnancies, another 14 percent lose their pregnancies to miscarriage, and the remaining 52 percent teens bear children. Of the half-a-million teens that give birth annually, 72 percent are unmarried and 75 percent are giving birth for the first time. More than 175,000 of these new moms are age 17 years or younger....   [tags: Teenage Pregnancy Essays]
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Teen Pregnancy - Teen Pregnancy Although the rate of teenage pregnancy in the United States has declined greatly within the past few years, it is still an enormous problem that needs to be addressed. These rates are still higher in the 1990's than they were only a decade ago. The United State's teenage birthrate exceeds that of most other industrialized nations, even though American teenagers are no more sexually active than teenagers are in Canada or Europe. Recent statistics concerning the teen birthrates are alarming....   [tags: Adolescents Sex Pregnant Essays]
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Teen Suicide - Suicide of any kind is an act in which a person takes his or her own life. FACT: Suicide is a prevalent cause of death among America's youth today. Every day more than 1000 teenagers will think about suicide and eighteen will be successful in committing it. It is an ever-growing problem that can be described as unnecessary and uncalled for. Knowledge and understanding are key factors to preventing teenage suicide. The problem will usually originate from a period of depression, either as a medical concern, or simply because of a saddened event in a person's life....   [tags: Teenage Suicide Essays] 1854 words
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