The Negative Effects Of Addiction And Delinquency In Society

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Alcoholism and drug abuse are starting to become part of everyday life. More and more people are getting addicted to drugs and alcohol everyday and need help getting over their addiction. Addiction can cause not only physical damage but can cause emotional damage. Drug addiction is a problem that has been increasing immensely among our society today. Drug addictions can only hinder or restrain us from accomplishing goals or dreams in life. People sometimes feel they are too bright, too powerful, too much in control to become addictive. Addiction can trap anyone. It can lead to harming ones body, causing problems in family structure, and contribute to the delinquency in society. The sooner people seek help for drug addiction problems, the more…show more content…
Today one of the number one reasons of teenage drug usage is peer pressure. Peer pressure represents social influences that affect us. It can have a positive or a negative effect, depending on what path one follows. There is direct and indirect pressure that might influence a person's decision in using drugs. Direct pressure might be when a person is offered to try drugs. Indirect pressure might be when a person is around people using drugs and sees that there is nothing wrong with using drugs. Adolescents who use drugs seek out peers who also use and, in turn, are influenced by those peers (Berndt, 1992). A person might also try drugs just to fit in a social group, even if the person had no intentions of using drugs. Adolescents can try out different roles and observe the reactions of their friends to their behavior and their appearance (Berndt, 1992). One might do it just to be considered "cool" by the…show more content…
People find that having a counselor who can relate to such topics can be settling when you’re struggling and looking for support. The therapists or counselors who work within this field are here because they want to make a difference. Addiction is a very touchy subject since there is so many that are affected by it whether they are addicts, a family member is or was and or they know someone near and dear to them who suffer from this disease. There are many different sources for help but they aren’t long-term and can be troubling to receive the help that is needed. The counselors can do most work when the client is looking for help and a way out of the dark hole they’ve been living in. If the client is really on board of receiving help than counselors are restricted to the services they can

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