This may often result in adolescents and young adults experiencing depression. When depression goes unnoticed and or unmanaged, some adolescents will look to self harm or suicide as an answer to their problems. Adolescent suicide may also be influenced by substance abuse or aggressive, disruptive behaviors. Teen suicide is a quickly growing issue and could be intervened resulting in reduced rates of suicidal tendencies if cues are noticed in individuals more quickly. For others who have more severe mental health issues and underlying causes it is possible that they may require more intervention for their depression disorder with hope of successful return to a normal life.
A family history of addiction provides a great risk of being an alcoholic. Most commonly is it being a psychological crutch helping them with daily or life problems. The most addictive, part of alcohol consumption is ethanol which is extremely poisonous to the body. Most addictive legal drug is outlawed but many people still seem to get their
Most adolescents go through this time maintaining healthy lifestyles and relationships. But there are some, because of family situations, and impulsive behavior that is a characteristic of this stage of development that turn to alcohol and drug abuse which can lead to addiction (Brooks, 2014). Drug abuse and addiction can lead to serious problems physically and emotionally for the young person. This essay will explore the difference between abuse and addiction in adolescence, the causes, the neural effects of abuse and addiction and the effect of religiosity and spirituality as a protective factor. Abuse or Addiction Drug abuse is defined by Dryden-Edwards (2014) as a destructive pattern of repeatedly using a substance that leads to significant problem or distress in major areas of life such as relationships and employment.
The family is implicated in the initiation, maintenance, and prevention of drug abuse by its members. Millions of teenagers are using the legal drugs on the market, as alcohol, caffeine, cigarettes, and many of them are consumers of illegal substances as amphetamines, cocaine, heroin, and marijuana. Most of these drugs will initiate in adolescents sexual relationships at earlier ages, high risk for intentional and unintentional
Keywords: multiculturalism, substance abuse, counseling, race, ethnicity, diverse, minority Multiculturalism and Substance Abuse Counseling One of the most common problems faced in the United States today involves individuals who battle addictions with drugs and alcohol. Due to the fact that substance abuse affects all aspects of an individual’s life, most human services processionals, including substance abuse counselors and other mental health professionals, will encounter this issue with a
There are also many reasons why teenagers may take drugs. To relax, to experiment, because of peer pressure, to rebel, to escape from reality, to celebrate, and many others. Because of the many reasons why teenagers use drugs there are also many risks, such as: overdose on many types of drugs such as heroin where the person slips into a coma and dies, also if the user is sharing needles with another person they are far more likely to become infected with HIV, hepatitis B or hepatitis C. Another risk is if a person is caught with drugs they could face a criminal record, a jail sentence or a fine depending on the type and amount of drugs. There are several things that the drug user’s family, friends and their community can do to help the drug user. Firstly of all the drug user’s family and friends can provide better education to prevent drug abuse in the first place, the community could also provide better rehab and educational facilities that are easy for people in the community to access.
Written by Vasiliki Emma Tatoy. ABSTRACT Recreational use, abuse and dependence affect adults as teenagers or younger. But most of these problems begin in adolescence and family has a main role in order to avoid consumption and to intervene when a problem arises. The objective of this essay is to present some of the main factors related to substance abuse on adolescence. In addition, this essay provides us with some of the effects of substance abuse during adolescence.
But some of them cannot control their cravings and desires and end up using the substance oftenly. This is basically considered substance abuse. The statistics of teen substance abuse are shocking: Teenage Drug Addiction: About 1.1 million teens who are 12 – 17 years old are addicted to drugs of some or the other nature, and require drug rehab. Teenage Alcoholism: More than 1 million teens from the ages of 12 – 17 years old are considered to be alcohol dependent and require alcohol addiction treatment. -How peer pressure starts: Many youngsters initially experiment with drugs or alcohol because of peer pressure that hovers over them.
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.