With an increased drive for students to complete large amounts of work each night and for athletes to perform better, in a world that is full of bright advertising and coffee house socials it is important for teens and parents to know the true effects of caffeine. Caffeine has numerous effects on teens that negatively impacts their academics, their sleep, and their health. A large part of academic success is the ability to think, but caffeine inhibits that ability. Caffeine causes problems in learning by preventing the replay of memories (Persad). All homework and exams test a student’s ability to recall the information that was taught in class.
The students will force themselves to go against their biological sleep clock so they can get another assignment done. “We sleep less because we want to or must work more, study, socialize, or engage in other activities that take precedence over healthy sleep.”(Imaging Sleep and Sleep Disorders) College students prioritize school before sleep, because of the high amounts of homework required for them to do, but sadly this has a horrible effect on the student’s physical health and the health of their grade. Most college students now-a-days are paying a lot of money to be in school, or maybe I should say the parents of the students are paying a lot, but none the less there is some money going into college; the students have a lot of pressure from their parents to get good grades and make all this money for college go to some use. Another stressor is scholarships, most students with scholarships have to keep their grades up or else they will lose their scholarship. All the students focus on their GPA, is it high, is it low, is it going to get me places?
Drug Abuse in the United States has gone down since the 1990’s but now that percentage is starting to increase. Nowadays children perceive drugs to be less harmful and are deciding to try hard drugs such as amphetamines, stimulants, and opiates. These drugs are extremely addictive, one try and you could be hooked on for life. This is dangerous, the earlier children start to try drugs the more prone they are to dealing with addiction as adults. Drug abuse is a serious problem especially with America’s youth since marijuana and other drugs are very harmful to the developing brains of adolescents.
Not only do they ease your state of mind, Increasing numbers of teens have easy access to painkillers through classmates, friends, family members, and even online. Sometimes they can even obtain the leftovers from the family medicine cabinet. After experimenting with prescription drugs, what was once a curiosity can turn into dependence rather quickly and even lead to death. Teenagers feel that taking pills is a cheaper, less harmful way to ease your state of mind. If teens are not educated about prescription drugs and the consequences they withhold than the drug use among teens will only increase and so will the deaths.
Scary test results show 70% of teenagers who abuse painkillers do so without parents’ knowledge of them taking their pills. These teenagers experiment because they want to have a little more fun, lose a little weight, or study more effectively, but they are at risk of becoming addicted to this life altering legal drug. Also, these teens want to do well in sports and keep them relaxed, but painkillers are 100% contradictory to this theory because painkillers main
Teenagers stay up late to get to all sports practices, music practices, and possibly even their job, and then they come home to multiple hours of homework which they stay up until midnight, and many days even later than that, to finish it all. Then the cycle begins again with the groggy adolescent going to school, and complaining about such a short night’s rest. If high schools started later, teens would have extra time to sleep in before shoving off again, and would be extremely beneficial to their physical and mental health in the long run. There are many causes for sleep deprivation in today’s teenagers. A big reason is the hectic schedules that dictate their lives and the lives of those around them.
Drug usage is becoming a major problem for youth in today’s society. Because drugs and other substances are frequently presented in media that children are often exposed to, they are often persuaded to engage in such negative behaviors. Media however, is not youth’s only persuasion factor. Many children often grow up in households where drugs are used and sometimes abused. Since more and more youth are now “trying” drugs, it is important for educators to begin educating students as early as Kindergarten on promoting a healthy drug-free lifestyle.
One of the most common reasons for high levels of stress in families today, is caused by dissatisfaction and/or tension in the workplace. People have often heard the addage “Leave your Job at the Office”, but how many are capable of just turning things off, when they leave for the day? Not many, and becau... ... middle of paper ... ...ven many the freedom from debt that allowed them to return to school or pursue a new, sometimes lower paying, yet less stressful occupation. Financial counseling is another alternative that has helped many to understand the nature of their debts, and gain control of them so that lower wages or new careers became a possibility. These and many other stress alternatives are available to most everyone, but it’s up to each individual to make a conscience decision to improve their lives, only then can they start down that road into the unknown; which for most, has been a very liberating journey.
The desire to buy products which are advertised to them is so strong that some teenagers become depressed and disturbed when they don’t have money to buy as many material possessions as their peers. Many other teens sacrifice their education by getting a part-time so they can spend more money on their growing addiction. Teenagers optimistically look forward to their adult years with ambitious dreams. To their surprise, the dreams of being rich and famous which were offered to them on every commercial break come crashing down as they become adults. If the gap between ... ... middle of paper ... ...ts and consumerism will change the family ideals forever.
Once that chemical is in the system, then the teenager’s body will need that drug, and they would be addicted to it. Drug addiction symptoms is very easy to determine because their mood will change, and all of a sudden they would want to spend a lot more time with their friends. Also their grades will go down dramatically because they don’t do their homework or don’t show up to