Addiction is a Family Problem …..and More Wino, alco, drunk, lush, crack-head, dipso, junkie. These are just a few of the common every day street words often used to describe and label people with a disease called addiction. General perceptions of addicted persons are usually formed by society as a result of reports in the media of the behaviour (misbehaviour) of the person, and it is these behaviours that are used to form a totally negative opinion of addicts. People forget that an addict was not born this way and did not choose to be taken over and controlled by a chemical substance. In other words, there is a human being behind the addiction, one who entered this world just like everyone else, but for some reason, or many reasons, got caught up and trapped in the world of addiction along the way.
Ultimately, the society is largely affected by his predisposition for substance use even when he's just one person. It is a social ill because practically every country in the world is compelled to come up with legislation, policies and other ideas geared at addressing the problem. Most experts agree that addiction has a ripple effect. It brings discord not only into the home but to the society as well. Effects on the family Parents who abuse drugs or alcohol tend to neglect their children leaving them to their own devices.
Many more teenagers have been physically or emotionally hurt because of sororities. For example, in the non-fiction book Pledge there are numerous mentions of eating disorders developing after joining a sorority and many emotional issues caused by not being “pretty” enough. In addition to emotional damage there is also the physical hurt of date rape, binge drinking, eating disorders, and other drug addictions or other serious things that can almost never be avoided, much less be avoided at a sorority. Sororities are the worst organizations to be involved with. Teens and young adults should not join sororities when they go to college.
Many teens today like to use and or abuse alcohol, some have reasons for it and others just want to get drunk. Some of the reasons for alcohol abuse are: being influenced, to make the pain go away after a sudden tragedy of someone really important in your life. Firstly, the number one reason of teen alcohol abuse is being influenced. Nowadays if your friend drinks just likes to get drunk he will always try to get you to get drunk with him like when Rusty James said “I handed Steve the bottle, and to my surprise he took a drink. He never drank.
Unfortunately, many of these underage drinkers often abuse alcohol (Chikritzhs, Jonas, Stockwell, Heale, & Dietze, 2001). Binge drinking can cause serious injury and many college and high school kids are dying from over consumption of alcohol (Chikritzhs et al. 2001). Binge drinking is identified as the number one health hazard for American college students today (Courtney & Polich, 2009). It is a common pattern of excessive
MENTAL BREAKDOWN Have you ever thought why people fall down? Absolutely, there are many reasons, but the most important one is breaking down the mental of people. In such instances, these people have a tendency to do violence and not to obey the rules. Sometimes, as a consequence of their environment or living area, they face discrimination and they accepted like criminal and guilty person. We can come across with these people in our lives or we can see them in movies.
Examples like this and many more occur in our lives commonly, but we’re not always aware of it. To clear up, another example would be that when I went to my friends house she was yelling at everyone and she was acting really angry, I thought she was being really rude, careless and disrespectful but later on I learned that her mother has been in the hospital the night before so she was exhausted and worried for her. Fundamental attribution error is a part of our lives, which we experience by not having empathy or simply, by having misjudgemental
She tells her son, "We have to do all that we can to build ourselves up. In these trying times we live in, all that we have to cling to is-each other..." (1389). Most families live by this today. However, families will always have arguments, and the younger child is usually hurt most by them whether or not they are the ones actually arguing. Every time Tom and his mother argue, Amanda is scared or hurled up on the couch.
Peers can influence their friends to do almost anything; this is way they play a big part in teen lives. The use of drugs is one of the major pressures for teens. For example, you have a group of friends that smoke weed; one person from the group is going to hand you the blunt and tells you smoke it. The first thought that comes to mind is going to tell you “no” but once they start talking about how it’s “no problem” and it “releases stress”, you’re going to try it. Another thing that’s high in peer pressure is binge drinking.
One minute joking and teasing and the next fighting and yelling. But the major issue throughout it all is the past events of the family members. Mary for instance is constantly fidgeting do to her self-consciousness, especially when her sons and husband what her closely. And there seems to be a reason behind it, because at sometimes Mary seems to be miles away in her own world. She also likes to bring up the past and memories of when she looked younger and much more beautiful than she is now.