Shawanda Bradley Mr. Henri Moudoungou English 101.C October 29, 2012 TEENAGE DRINKING OUTLINE 1) Alcohol use by persons under age 21 years is a major public health problem. Alcohol is the most commonly used and abused drug among youth in the United States, more than tobacco and illicit drugs, and is responsible for more than 4,700 annual deaths among underage youth. 2) There is an estimate of about 10.8 million teenage drinkers in the United States. But most teens don’t start the heavy drinking until they are 19 and 20. a) Since 2009 teenage drinking as increased rapidly. i) Three-fourths of 12th grade students, more than two-thirds of 10th grade students, and about two in five 8th grade students have consumed
Attempts suicide; every 16.7 minutes, someone completes suicide; and every day over 85 people die by suicide. Suicide is the eighth leading cause of death in the U.S. And the third leading cause of death among Americans youth. Over the last 100 years, suicide in the U.S. Has out-numbered homicide by at least 3 to 2. Almost 4 times as many Americans died by suicide during the Vietnam War era as died in the course of military action. The federal government has shown concern for high suicide rates in this country since at least the beginning of the 20th century.
There are different means of introduction as well from relative use to experimenting. No matter what age or how someone began using, becoming clean, or detox, is just as bad as having the addiction in the first place. Cleaning up from any addiction can be a challenge. The author tells her experiences working in a detox clinic as well as stories she got from her interview with addicts. She also explains the characteristics of kinship, melancholy subjectivity, depression, and life.
Over 60% of students had cheated in the past month, which is fairly recent, and a staggering 83% had cheated in the past quarter. This showed us that cheating is an on going problem that almost certainly happens daily in Perry Hall High. To sum up our survey we asked students to tell us how big of a problem they though cheating was in our school on a scale from 1 to 5, 5 being the most serious. 41% responded a 3 with the rest of the figure split evenly between 1,2,4, and 5. We concluded from this that students don’t really care about the subject or are indifferent about it.
In a recent press release, Collegeboard.org revealed that “only 43 percent of SAT takers in the class of 2012 graduated from high school with the level of academic preparedness associated with a high likelihood of college success” (23). This is an alarming statement. If over half of all high school graduates are not prepared to enter into college, they will have no other choice but to enter into the unskilled job market. These types of jobs are not stable, and were the hardest hit during the last recession. Hartley and Mowry reported that the recession showed a sharp decline in the type of jobs that someone without a college degree or high school diploma would hold; construction, hospitality, manufacturing, and service (1).
80% of young adults who were abused as children have reported cases of anxiety, eating disorders, depression, and suicide attempts among others. In Idaho, there are more than 638 victims of child abuse who seek refugee from the community-based organizations (Rix 74). The data shows that almost 5-15% of boys 15-20% of girls are sexually abused in a calendar year. Rix (127) observed that in 2012, more than 2062 cases of sexual assault were reported to the relevant authorities in the state of Idaho where more than 30% of these cases involved
Sarah Richards Mr. McKnight English 101 Period 1 10 February 2012 Effects of Foster Care Kids who spend their whole life living in foster homes are put there because their parents won’t sign their right as a parent off. The time that the kid has been taken from his or her parent or guardian should be limited to at least two years. “The child welfare system aims to protect children thought to be abused or neglected by their parents or guardians. Over two million children are investigated for child abuse and neglect every year in the United States alone, and roughly half are found to have been abused (“Breaking”).” Approximately 10 percent of these abused children will be placed in protective custody known as foster care. Foster care is meant to be a temporary arrangement, though children stay in care for an average of two years, and there are currently over five hundred thousand children in care.
Juvenile Suicide in Confinement Suicides among the youth in the United States are a national tragedy. Many tragedies happen within the juvenile system. According to Surgeon General of the United States the suicide rate of young people of ages 15 to 24 have tripled from 2.7 per 100,000 in 1950 to 9.9 per 100,000 in 2001. More teenagers die from suicide then they do from diseases. There is a big number of teenagers attempting suicides in confinement.
It seems only when a celebrity dies from an overdose of prescription drugs is when the sirens finally go off. Here are some facts within the last decade outlined below from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health that explains how this epidemic is destroying our teens and young adults. • In 2006, more than 2.1 million teens abused prescription drugs. (Johnston (NIDA) 2007) • Every day, 2,500 youth (12-17) abuse a prescription pain reliever for the very first time. (SAMHSA, • One-third of all new abusers of prescription drugs in 2006 were 12- to 17-year-olds.
I have learned that it’s not good to withdraw from activities and people and that it’s much better to be open about your feeling because there is always someone that is willing to listen to you and help. The second chapter is about coping with divorce and separation of parents. People also react differently to divorce and separation. Some feel that it’s not fair to them because they may be used as a tool to get back at the other parent or be used as a messenger because the parents don’t want to talk face to face. It may also leave someone feeling torn between parents because they don’t want to pick one over the other.