Belonging and being accepted in a group is very important and being cool as well. During these years of growing up, teenagers encounter their share of positive and negative experiences. Peer pressure, curiosity, and the availability of drugs are factors that some youthful and vulnerable teenagers have to deal with in their adolescent lives. Drug abuse amongst young people is one of the leading factors that contribute to poor performance in schools. Adolescents who abuse drugs are doomed to academic failure.
Many teens are susceptible to drug abuse due to the fact that adolescence is a tough time in our lives. It is a time where our bodies and physical undergo a series of hormonal changes not only physically, but mentally as well. It is a time of stress, confusion, mixed emotions, and several other difficulties adapting into a world of advancements. As the invincible mentality of adolescents persist, drugs posing no threat, adolescents tend to experiment with drugs and alcohol not knowing the further dangers at a later point and time. Mean while the ones who pay the price are usually loved ones family and friends.
It is no longer cool to raise a hand or seem anxious to learn. It is cool to show up without the assigned homework Drugs are readily available, adolescents are curious and venerable, and there is peer pressure to experiment, and there is a temptation to escape from conflicts. The use of drugs by teenagers is the result of a combination of factors such as peer pressure, curiosity, and availability. Drugs addiction among adolescents in turn lead to depression and suicide. teenagers sometimes give up the people they love in order to be accepted.
Smoking, drinking, and drug use may seem “adult” to youths who are not mature enough to understand that such behavior could threat their health and whole life. Many teenagers discover the risks of drug use only after suffering the negative effects of addiction. Another main cause is that many of today’s teens have not been educated about the risks of drugs and addiction. Looking at a society with less drug addicts should be accompanied by a huge public health campaign that teach teenagers the serious risks of alcohol, drugs, and tobacco addiction. Teenagers underestimate the dangers of addiction because they have
Peer pressure, curiosity, and the availability of drugs are factors that some youthful and vulnerable teenagers have to deal with in their adolescent lives. One of the significant reasons of teenage drug use is peer pressure, particularly from the social influences among friends, acquaintances, school, and the community. Depending on the person’s experiences and choices, circumstances and consequences may vary. If a teenager’s social main group is using drugs, then there may be a strong pressure due to the fact that drugs are present and can easily be offered. Also, the person might get convinced to think that there is nothing wrong with trying drugs because “everybody else is doing it.” In the effect that teenagers will try drugs just to fit in the social norms, they might do it to impress their buddies to be considered "cool" as part of being in the group and gain acceptance by friends.
Teenage drinking affects the academic achievements of many teens that drink; in some cases that involves poor or failing grades and excessive absences. A long-term effect of teenagers consuming alcohol is the fact that they are more prone to addiction. 87% of teens who drink alcohol before the age of twenty one are susceptible to being alcoholics for the rest of their lives. Drinking is a major factor in the leading cause of teen deaths. Most teenagers do not outgrow the unhealthy habit of heavy drinking.
Both types of media may give wrong impression to impressionable and easily influenced young people. There is a striking instance of the influence of the media; kids in hopeless conditions repeat the unconscious activities they saw in the soap-operas. Another reason for the increase in juvenile crime is drug and alcohol abuse. In these days of twenty-first century almost none of parties celebrate without booze. In addition, in some streets of our country different types of drug are sold secretly: marijuana, ecstasy, hashish, cannabis, heroin, cocaine, etc.
Back to Berkeley: High School Students Struggle With Stress, Depression By ELIZABETH HOPPERSpecial to the Planet Friday August 26, 2005 Bookmark and Share Most adults know that being a high school student isn’t easy. However, many would be surprised to learn that the vast majority of teenagers are becoming depressed and losing sleep over problems that are much less superficial than fashion or the high scho ol social scene. Bay Area psychologist Dr. Anita Barrows, who has 25 years of experience counseling children and adolescents, estimates that 60 to 70 percent of teenagers are affected negatively by stress. According to psychologists, stress can have a variety of effects on teenagers. Although the most common effects of stress are insomnia, stomachaches, headaches, anxiety, and irritability, stress can also be a major factor in depression and eating disorders.
ABSTRACT Although substance abuse is always a serious matter, adolescents substance abuse is especially dangerous. Nowadays teenagers abuse all sorts of drugs, including not only alcohol, cigarette, prescription drugs but also marijuana and cocaine. This paper, based on secondary research, discusses why young people use and abuse drugs and how it affects teenage. In particular, adolescent substance use results from lack of parents’ supervision, the availability of drugs in the environment they live and suffering from stress. The findings of the research indicate that using substances leads to a lot of effects on health and work, especially for teens, it causes some brain problem and has influences on study at school.
There are several reasons why teenagers give to drinking alcohol which include recreation, rebellion, relieve depression, fatigue, and boredom. Many of them have personal problems at home that make them turn to alcohol. Other reasons are a loved one passing away, fighting with parents, divorce, and separation of family. The main factor of teenage drinking is influence from their peers. Teenagers in our society are pressured into trying out alcohol for the first time to see how it tastes like.