This same study also revealed that, it affects the way people live, their consequent chances of illness and premature death. The conditions people live and die are shaped by political, social, and economic status. These inequity in health occur due to, circumstances in which people grow and live, work, age and the systems put in place to deal with them. The W.H.O., review for '' increased risk factors for substance abuse among teens , 2010. '', defined the risk factors directly related to risk factors are four main determinants.
There are many cases of drugs abuse happened recently in our environment either it is exposed or unexposed one. Teenagers, is one of them who have done it. Just like Laurie Wilmot, LCSW, a therapist at a therapeutic wilderness programme for troubled teens, who has worked with adolescents with drug or alcohol problems for years, explained that there are some reasons why teenagers use drugs. First, they use drug to get some sort of pay-off, whether getting high helps them fit in. Second, by using drugs, they can be more confident to approach the opposite sex and the last one is that by using drugs teenagers can escape their problems as it helps them to solve problems.
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
ubstance Running head: MUSIC STYLE AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE Music Style and Substance Abuse Usage in Adolescents Music Style and Substance Abuse Usage in Adolescents Music is a major force in the lives of American adolescents. “Music is probably the most influential and pervasive medium in teenage lives.” Music not only reflects the teen experience, it also defines it. There is a good deal of concern that media depictions of illicit drugs, alcohol, or tobacco inaccurately portray the true nature of drug abuse and its negative consequences. Music videos are a medium that appeals primarily to teenagers and young adults (Substance Use in Popular Music Videos, 2007, para. 1).
Part of the healing process is taking responsibility for your own feelings. Sher, Kenneth, “Psychological Characteristic of Children of Alcoholics (COA).” Alcohol Health & Research, 1997. Web.24 March 2012. This article focuses on the research conducted by the alcohol-research community. It explains the high risk Children of Alcoholics have in becoming an Alcoholic.
According to Feldman (2013, p.371) many use because they want that free spirit feeling that the loss of inhibitions and tension might provide, others are thrill seeking, and some use them as means to escape from daily stressors. Research states there is a link between adolescent’s substance addiction and changes in brain structure, function, and neurocognition that are characterized by this stage of development (Squeglia, L. M., Jacobus, J., & Tapert, S. F.,2009). Substance Abuse/Addiction on Brain Development From 12 to 18 years of age the use of alcohol and drugs rises tremendously. This rise in substance use correlates with the fact that in 2009 23% of adolescents met the diagnostic criteria for substance use disorder by the age of 20 (Squeglia, L. M., Jacobus, J., & Tapert, S. F.,2009). The usage of alcohol and drugs during the adolescences years could possibly lead to the brain deviating from its normal route of maturation and key processes of brain development (Squeglia, L. M., Jacobus, J., & Tapert, S. F.,2009).
“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.
Drug users are more likely to commit crimes then non-drug users. Juvenile drug courts were initially established as a recreation due to the growing number of juvenile substance arrests. Funding of the juvenile court programs was established by the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994. The two primary emphases are rehabilitation and diversion. Juvenile drug courts are similar in that most rely on teams of juvenile justice professionals by requiring routine drug tests and mandate frequent appearances in front of a judge.
Both long and short-term effects of alcohol have been researched. Liver damage, pancreatitis, certain cancers, and literal shrinkage of the brain are all long-term risks. Drinking can make you age faster, and is the number two cause of dementia. But professionals today are worried about a steady increase in teen alcohol abuse and the possible negative health effects. The British Medical Journal stated: “Alcohol and Young People”, “…there was a general rise in the proportion of 11 to 15 year-olds who drink alcohol regularly, but also there is an increase in the amount they are drinking on each occasion.” (Health Effects of Teen Alcohol Use).
Diathesis-Stress Model There is a long-standing argument over whether mental illness can be inherited or if it is produced by the psychosocial and environmental factors one may be exposed to during the course of their life. This predisposition to a psychological abnormality can be explained through the Diathesis-Stress Model. According to our online lecture, the Diathesis-Stress model proposes that both biological and genetic factors (“nature”) and life experiences (“nurture) govern our behavior patterns. The nature would include genetic tendencies passed on from our parents and/or inherited hormone imbalances among other things. The nurture would include where we live and how we were raised.