It could also be pressure to abuse illegal drugs. Peer pressure is often used in harmful ways. (Doe, John) Teens at a party want to fit in. Many find it is very hard to say no when their peers are doing drugs. It may seem easy to say no, but when a teen feels pressured and wants to fit in, most teens try the drugs in the end.
While some parents may feel relieved that their teen is “only” drinking, it is important to remember that alcohol is a powerful, mood-altering drug. Not only does alcohol affect the mind and body in unpredictable ways, but teens lack the judgment and coping skills to handle alcohol wisely. Some teenagers are brought up with the attitude that drinking is pure evil. But most of the time this just causes rebellious behavior and makes them want to try it even more, and once they try it they could possibly get addicted. According to associate professor Deborah Deas and assistant professor Suzanne Thomas from the Medical University of South Carolina, more senior high school students use alcohol than any other drug.
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.
Partying has become a huge issue in young adults because many parties contain alcohol and drugs. First, teenagers may attend a party because all of their friends are attending the same party as well. The biggest problem with partying is that many parties include alcohol and drugs. Because of this, parties are a huge disadvantage to young adults who fall under peer pressure. According to Josephine M. Palmeri, “Peer pressure or the direct or indirect encouragement from one’s own age group to engage in activities that they may or may not want to engage in is a major factor in the development of risk-taking behaviors.” (Palmeri, pg.
Furthermore, It also prevent kids who's being bullied or have a negative life, whichever they lack of experience to handle, away from alcohol. Considering they will soon find and drink alcohol becomes a solution for their problems by the lack of understanding about alcohol. Which they think it is just a eq... ... middle of paper ... ... the sociality go bad and worse than before because of the young adults which don’t have a lot of experiences in actions they do. The Law should avoid at age 18 to 20 because of the unsafe activity alcohol can drink to people which drink and get drunk from it for their lack of knowledge in alcohol and fail to control themselves. Alcohol is a dangerous drink for the person and to the others when abused which young adults at age 18 probably will do if the Law would be changed to 18.
They do not know how or do not want to deal with these overwhelming changes and unfamiliar emot... ... middle of paper ... ...s to explore with drugs. But, for many Morgalo 4 teens this experiment leads to a dangerous drug addiction. At the stage of young adulthood, teenagers do not know how to deal with their problems in a positive way, which influences them to find the answer to their problems in drugs. Also, teens with drug addictions hurt their friends and loved ones because they make the drugs their number one priority. Although drugs can feel good at first, they ultimately do a lot of harm to the psychological and mental health of a young adult.
Alcohol is a psychoactive drug that adolescents consume without thinking of the consequences it has on their developing bodies. There has always been a debate on whether it would be appropriate to reduce the drinking age as it was before. After much research, I am opposed to reducing the drinking age. In my opinion, reducing the drinking age would just cause further problems for the youth. Although it is common for people to view drinking alcohol as a fairly typical activity for adolescents and young adults, what many fail to realize is the harsh reality alcohol carries.
While they are not being told to follow along, they do so anyways because of the belief that people are judging them. Nobody likes to be judged, and the best way to avoid that situation is to just follow along and become part of the crowd. Statistics show that teenagers are more likely to have friends with people who have the same interests as them. If one of those friends becomes interested in alcohol, the other person is more likel... ... middle of paper ... ...n both positive and negative ways and is often thought of wrongly. Times have changed, and the internal struggle of not wanting to be judged pushes teenagers to give in to things we have considered, “societal norms”.
People sometimes use drugs to have fun and to fulfil or to find a way to cope with any difficulties they have in their lives. They may turn towards drugs because they have not found any other way to be happy. Yet, some teens get into peer pressure as their friends will encourage them and push them towards drugs, even though they do not wish to. Peer pressure can lead to terrible addiction and then it is very hard to get rid of any drugs at all. The effects are very harmful, some drugs may make you feel energetic, confident and plus increase... ... middle of paper ... ... (But not degree) reported the highest levels of general drug use.
Today many people are talking about the pros and cons of making the notorious drug cannabis legal for recreational uses. This is far from a good idea in any stretch of the imagination. Legalizing marijuana will cause nothing but more abuse to our system which will cause higher risk for non-smokers, eventually could push other illegal substances such as cocaine and heroin to become viewed as not as bad as they once were. Not only could other harmful drugs become legal and easier access to but also what is going to stop young children from having direct access to marijuana just as they do with beer or other age restricted substances. “Marijuana 's "high" can affect these functions in a variety of ways, causing distorted perceptions, impairing