Some people do this either to rebel or fit into the society which they live. Others do it to prove to their peers that they are “cool”. Even though these two social problems go hand-in-hand, one can exist without the other. Drug use is an increasing problem among teenagers in today's societies. Most drug use begins in the preteen and teenage years, these years most crucial in the maturation process.
Drug abuse damages human's short-term and long-term memory. It can make them hard to pay attention in remembering things or even to think clearly. They might neglect with school works, skip class, or suddenly get into trouble at school. In short, teens who abuse drug might have some struggles with behavioral problems, addiction and dependence, and learning problems. Without treatment, the effects of drug abuse on teens can lead to serious consequences later in their
Some may argue that teen drug abuse is highly correlated with the behaviour of close friends especially when family supervision is weak. This relationship, in fact, is reciprocal: substance abusers seek out friends who engage in similar activities. Associating with drug abusers leads to increased levels of drug abuse. Substance abuse is one of the many problems that begin early in life and remain throughout the life course. Youth who abuse drugs lack commitment to religious values, disdain education, and spend most of their time in peer activities.
Drug Addiction in Adolescence Abstract “Drug addiction is a dependence on an illegal drug or medication” (Merriam-Webster’s, 2000). Once one was addicted, it becomes the focus in that individual's life. The purpose for this paper was to learn and understand the positive and negative outcomes involving drug addiction in the lives of adolescence. Drug addiction in Adolescence was a continuing problem across the United States. There were many reasons an adolescent will try and even abuse different types of drugs and possibly alcohol; some of them included peer pressure, boredom, and curiosity and/or family problems such as parents going through a divorce.
As a result of the immense pressure by society to succeed, many students, nowadays, are pressured into using drugs to either fit in or to help gain a competitive edge over classmates in school. Much of the youth population today relies on the use of drugs to help succeed in school and outside of school, on the countless standardized test, which has a large deciding influence on the future of the student. “Among high school seniors, 7.4 percent reported taking Adderall for non-medical reasons, 5.3 percent reported abuse of the pain reliever Vicodin, and 5 percent reported abuse of cough medicine containing dextromethorphan” (Drug Abuse). Many of the students who use drugs such as Adderall, use it to gain a more concentrated focus, which allows them to strengthen their performance on an enduring test such as the SAT. Although many students rely on drugs for educational purposes, the true factor for the rapid growth amongst teen users is peer-pressure.
EMOTIONAL AND PSYCHOLOGOCAL PROBLEMS IN ADOLESCENCE Introduction Most teenagers experience difficulties with their adolescent's behavior. Some teens bloom early and some bloom late, each with a different psychological challenge. Adolescents of this age group may experience a great deal of ambivalence and conflict, often blaming the outside world for their discomfort. As they struggle to develop their own identity, dependence upon parents gives way to a new dependence upon peers. The adolescent struggles to avoid dependence and may belittle or devalue their parents and past attachments.
The Growing Problem with Drug Abuse in Teenagers within the United States Introduction Within today’s society, there is a growing trend among teenagers. This growing trend is to try a variety of drugs and this leads to drug abuse. Once exposed and to use specific drugs, teens tend to like the effect and go back to experiment further. Most of the people who begin experimenting with the drugs are a victim of peer pressure. Unfortunately it seems there is more our society can do to help prevent this trend.
Thus, parents, government, and society have to play their roles effectively in order to curb the spreading of gangsterism among school students. There are many factors which contribute to gangsterism. Firstly, it refers to the individual themselves. Youngsters nowadays, precisely teenagers often lose focus and they do not know exactly whether the pathway they are heading to in sense of academic and social is right or wrong. This leads to involvement into drug addictions, cigarette smoking, alcohol consumption and many other negative acts.
They do it in order for them to have an "escape from reality." Peer pressure is a big reason. Teens do drugs then go to their friends and brag about how it was so amazing, but really all there doing is pulling someone into something they dont need to be a part of. It's wrong for them to even do that. That's supposed to something you keep to yourself and not tell the public.
“Annotated Outline” Reducing Drug Usage and Abuse Against Teenager and Young Adults Shaniquah Garvin HS5020 Research: A Tool for Forensic Practitioners Abstract Reducing drug usage and abuse against teenagers and young adults is a great topic among the forensic toxicology field because as the society replays the pop culture life they all interact with different drug usages. This topic on reducing drug usage and abuse against teenagers and young adults are very interest topic to me because in my society we are losing a lot of our young people because of drug usages and the way they abuse them. The illicit use of drugs, including alcohol, by teenagers has been extensively studied and documented. It is not uncommon for teenagers to be involved in illicit drug use before exhibiting signs and symptoms of drug use. Unsuspecting parents may be unaware of drug use in their children.