Nobody wants to grow up to be a drunk. Although drinking alcohol may be enjoyable in social situations and it looks cool, it is a terrible addiction and is considered a type of drug abuse. Mothers expecting a child can really harm the child by consuming alcohol. Alcohol can cause the body to make terrible decisions such as drunk driving which not only puts the drinker in danger, but also puts everyone else in danger. The abuse of alcoholic beverages can cause a person to become an alcoholic.
Although Goldwasser includes positive points about the Internet she fails to search deeper into the problem that American teens have with it today. People may neglect work and social relationships as a result of Internet addiction. There are also many health problems that could be caused by Internet addiction. The Internet is a big part of society today and many people cannot go a day without using it. Internet addiction has become an escalating problem that may never go away.
People on social media can oftentimes make viewers feel as if their lives are lousy because they are not the “perfect” person that they see online. Social media users feel as if they need to be popular on social media in order to fit in. However, spending an excessive amount of time scrolling through other people’s photos on social media can affect a person’s social skills, leading to depression. In “The New Science of Happiness,” Wallace explains, “Most people find happiness in family connections and friendships.” People need other human interaction, otherwise, they will have no social skills. For example, if a person spends all of their time on their phone, they are likely to miss important events throughout their life such as prom or a birthday party for their friend.
In an article by Jayne Leonard called, “Damaging Side Effects of Your Smartphone Addiction”, she states that, “Nearly two thirds of American adults now have smartphones”. This is causing some issues because now, “Three out of five (58%) U.S. smartphone users cannot go more than sixty minutes without checking their phones.” She is saying that not even half of us can live without constantly checking our devices to see if we have gotten some news we think is so important to check multiple times an hour. I think this is really bad, because we have been manipulated to check our screens often for notifications which distracts us from actually doing something more productive like playing sports or engaging in social
Furthermore, drug users might kill themselves if they cannot take drugs appropriately. From 2006 to 2010, about 88000 deaths per year happened due to the drug abuse (Nolan, 2014). The most of cases contain the drug users do not know how much drugs they should take. When they take the quantity of drugs more than the standard of the specification, they are easy to addict the drugs. One last reason is the drug users would hurt their family if they cannot have access to take the drugs for a long time.
What kids in adolescence refuse to recognize is, though the temporary buzz or high that comes with drinking and smoking might be worth the hangover or the morning after, this behavior is all to risky for more than just their future. I personally, have chosen not to partake in drinking or recreational drugs because I second handedly have experienced this through my family. Their addiction not only corrupted their life as individuals, but it took their father away from their children, their spouse away from their wife, and their mother’s sons away from her. I feel as though if their environment in adolescence was more supportive and attentive that their addiction would not have grown to where it has them
They therefore would have no... ... middle of paper ... ...tead of helping them. If they choose to act criminally, then they’re consequences, but using in and of itself shouldn’t have a legal consequence solely on the basis of morality or that they may become an addict. And illegalization gives profits to those who conduct themselves immorally. Drug lords and gangs thrive and are facilitated and those in poorer neighborhoods become victim to the war on drugs more than those that are susceptible to the criminality of an addict. The war on drugs should be fought against those who directly benefit from drug use and there are little to no benefits for an addict (who will choose to use regardless of illegality, take the case of prescription drug abuse).
However, none of psychoactive substances could help us achieve an enjoyable and fulfilling life because of their impact on individual, family and the society. Speaking of hallucinogens, perhaps LSD could be seen as the most potent mood-changing chemical. If taken in a large amount, the drug would produce delusions to the user where the users’ sensations and feelings are dramatically changed. Although some people refer LSD as the drug that “opened their mind”, LSD creates more physical and psychological harm to the user themselves. According to a research conducted by Abraham and Wolf, LSD is associated with long-term change in central nervous system function and most LSD users have impairments of visual function when compared with normal people (Abraham and Wolf).
Although social media is used to connect with people, it is easy for people to get caught up and become alone and isolated. Over-dependency on social networks and media negatively affect people by causing depression, lower grades, psychological disorders and physical health problems. Excessive use of social media has been linked with depression. Nearly 400 million people in the world have accounts on either Facebook or MySpace.Doctors say it is not healthy for a person to compare him/herself to other people continuously as this can lead to a negative self image.."They don't like me" and "I'm not good enough" are thoughts that run through some peoples minds; these thoughts and others like them lead to an unhealthy life and depression. Study author Professor Paul Kirschner said, "The problem is that most people have Facebook or other social networking sites, their emails and maybe instant messaging constantly running in the background while they are carrying out other tasks.
Pornography has the opposite effect: it does not meet any human needs because it limits a person’s ability to have a truly conjugal relationship with another person. Pornography leaves the viewer feeling lonelier than before, and it is a vicious cycle that keeps escalating until one completely loses self-control and self-mastery. Secondly, it does not improve sexual relations with partners; it just makes it worse by giving a person very unrealistic expectations for his or her partner. Thirdly, pornography will never be a “lesser evil” in regards to adultery: it is the same sin because pornography kills the life of grace in the