As we know it's a broad topic therefore I'll look at the role that alcohol plays in the society and its impact on teenage addiction. The teen years are a rough time in life in the normal way of human development. If the problem of constant drinking is added to this, there are very serious dangers and pitfalls ahead for these teenagers. Often, they will develop psychiatric problems such as depression, anxiety, or an antisocial personality that goes much further than the usual period of rebellious behavior that most teenagers go through. Uncontrollable anger can be another result of an addiction to alcohol and there are many instances where teenagers create crimes.
Studies show that majority of drug users have had an unhappy childhood which included harsh punishment and parental neglect females and Caucasians who were abused as children are more likely to have alcohol and drug arrests as adults. Youths who learn that dugs provide pleasurable sensations may be most likely to experiment with illegal substances; a habit may develop if the user experience anxiety and fear. Other family factors associations with teen drug abuse include parental conflict over child-rearing, practices, fa... ... middle of paper ... ..., for example, I believe that the main reason is because of emotional problems and rational choice. I believe that drug abusers do contribute to the crime rate but not as much as they try to say it does. Studies have shown that the rates of teens that partake in drugs have dropped.
Greed, according to an electronic source, is another reason for drug abuse among teens, as they get others hooked and sell to them to pay for their own habit. (Guillermo D. Jalil) Peer pressure is probably the main reason most teens abuse illegal drugs. During puberty, many teens suffer with depression. Depression is when a teen is not happy with themselves for real or imagined reasons. They may be suffering from low self-esteem or torment by others, leading to not being happy with their appearance or other physical features.
Suicide and overdose are great impacts on drug users. Drug use has been a major problem for many years. Many of the users are teenagers, experimenting with the temptation on using a drug. Drugs can affect someone’s life by damaging their health. Drugs can be addictive, and they can bring suicide, or an overdose on someone.
Drug Addiction in Teenagers In today’s society, the most frequent problem amongst teenagers is the use of drugs. Drug addiction is a disease that consists on the dependency of substances that affect the central nervous system and the cerebral functions. Substance abuse produces an inappropriate behavior in people. Teenagers are most vulnerable to drug abuse because of the influences around them, and young kids do not have a clear vision of the consequences that drug use can cause. The Signs of Addiction Constantly teenagers are starting to use drugs at a very young age, but why is this problem happening?
It causes many problems even for people and communities. Drugs are getting worse because, they are effecting are younger generations, there are more people in jail over it, and marijuana being legalized is telling kids its okay. Schools today are getting more inhabited with illegal drugs across the country and are even effecting teens. Teens like me are easily pressured into drugs cause the have a high curiosity for new things. Most drug addictions start off at a young age mostly in teenage years and they can grow to heavier drug “According to the 2009 Youth Risk Behavioral Survey, 38 percent of ninth-through twelfth-grade students in public and private schools in the United States had used marijuana one or more times during their lifetime,” (Drug Abuse, 2014).
Unfortunately the abuse of illegal drugs is not uncommon in today’s adolescent communities. Many teenagers today use illicit drugs as a way to deal with everyday pressures such as school, after school jobs, sports activities, domestic violence and peer pressure. Adolescence has been found to be a period of weakening bonds with parents and strengthening bonds with peers (Flay, 1994). Numerous states have experienced an increase in drug related deaths (http://www.usdoj.gov/dea/stats). More than 1 in 10 of today’s youth aged 12-17 were current users of drugs in 1999 (www.usdoj.gov/dea/stats).
Juveniles and Drug Abuse in America A drug is a substance that modifies one or more of the body’s functions when it is consumed. Therefore, many common foods qualify as drugs. According to this definition, some of our most cherished beverages such as tea, coffee, and cola are drugs. However this paper focuses on drugs that are abused by teenagers. Surveys show that cocaine, marijuana, heroin, and inhalants are the most commonly used drugs among teenagers age thirteen through eighteen.
Alcohol control Drug and alcohol addictions can strain your personal relationships and make it hard to focus on what is really important in life. Young people are the most common addicts we see today. According to information collected by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), about 22.5 million Americans over the age of 12 were using illicit drugs in the last month. Addiction is complicated, and it can affect brain functioning in a variety of ways. Alcoholism and drug dependence can affect all aspects of a person’s life.
There has been a decline of the drug crack and the reassessment, especially for medical reasons of the drug Marijuana. With all of these changes of drugs on the market to day, illegal drugs have been increasingly associated during the 20th century of worldwide AIDS epidemic. Drug use is the increasing problem among teenagers in today's suburban high schools. Most drug use begins in the preteen and teenage years, these years most crucial in the maturation process. During these years adolescents are faced with difficult tasks of discovering their self identity, clarifying their sexual roles, assenting independence, learning to cope with authority and searching for goals that would give their lives meaning.