How addiction controls people? Addiction controls people in many ways. Some addictions can even lead to death if not stopped early on. Addiction to any kind of substance or drug is not an easy thing to quit. It is hard to quit because it is not physically hard but also mentally hard to end an addiction.
Two major reasons for adolescents abusing illegal drugs are peer pressure and depression. These concepts will be expanded upon in detail in this paper. Peer pressure is one of the major reasons that teens abuse illegal drugs. Peer pressure is when another person in this age group persuades someone else to do something they don’t want to do. (Williams, Rob) This happens often among friends.
Drug addicts normally lose their family and friends due to drug addiction. There are many addictions in the world, and drug addiction is the biggest. People may experiment with the drug for many reasons. “If your drug use is causing problems in your life, then you likely have a drug abuse or addiction problem”. (Lawrence Robinson pg.1) Many people start out using drugs by peer pressure or out of their own curiosity.
Alcoholism and drug dependence can affect all aspects of a person’s life. Some people are able to use recreational or prescription drugs wi... ... middle of paper ... ... drugs and alcohol for these reasons, it is common for them to continue using, eventually becoming addicted. Alcohol is considered a negative coping strategy ("Why do people," 2010). Many people turn to alcohol in order to deal with life stresses. Alcohol can only provide temporary relief.
Drug addiction is a serious problem today. It has been increasing dreadfully among the society. Drug addiction is a serious health problem. People sometimes feel too powerful and too cheerful because of drug addiction. There are some reasons why people might turn to using drugs.
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.
Drug Addiction in Teenagers Drugs have been around for a long time and there are many different reasons for them. In particular, they have been misused by teenagers over the years, but in today’s society drug use is at its highest level. Young adults do not deal with their problems in a healthy way, instead they turn to drugs as a solution. Teens who abuse drugs hurt their loved ones and the people who care the most about them. Drugs impact the health of a young adult because they affect not only the physical development and the brain, but they also carry psychological implications.
People often associate the word addiction with drugs and alcohol because they are the most common form of addictions. The word addiction is often misunderstood because people connects them with negative addictions that are compulsive dependence on a behavior or substance abuse. I believe that the term addiction is evolving because there are positive addictions that exists and can enhance your mood and well being. Addiction occurs with everybody, whether it is good or bad and it is part of life. My personal definition for addiction is forming a habit due to physical or mental needs causing to change a mood.
“Although it is true that for most people the initial decision to take drugs is voluntary, over time the changes in the brain caused by repeated drug abuse can effect a person’s control and ability to make sound decisions, and at the same time send intense impulses to take drugs (Shannon 246)”. Many people, who abuse drugs, will develop a chronic condition called addiction. Once addicted, it is challenging for the drug abuser to stop abusing drugs. The cost of drug and alcohol recovery services can be expensive, not only to the recovering addict and their families, but also to society paying for services through government agencies. Drug addicts relapsing from their disease or those who are not interested in recovery cost society by involvement in crime, neglect, abuse and even death.
People will actually become educated on drugs. It 's surprising how many take drugs without knowing how bad it could harm their bodies. Addicts won 't be as afraid to get help from programs or those close to them. Addiction can really only be treated with the help of someone. Addicts can 't do it themselves, and if they try they often fail and it leads them to death.