According to WHO research, about fifty percent of road accidents are associated with the consumption of alcoholic drinks. Unfortunately, alcohol-related problems not only affect drinkers, but they also affect all the people around the drinker, especially the drinker’s family. Family members that drink alcohol excessively spend little time at home and do not spend as much time with their family as they used to. Alcohol is also strongly associated with intentional injuries caused by aggressive behavior, leading to violent crime in the family. On the other hand, many economic problems in the family are caused as well because of the addiction to alcohol from a member.
It is a battle between dealers and the law enforcement. Many lives are lost and it seems to be a continuous struggle to fight the war on drugs. Drug abuse affects society in every other way possible. Not only is the family affected, but the whole nation as well. Also, the way the media portrays drugs can miss leading.
How to Avoid Risky Behavior in Teenagers Would you or your parents be okay if you killed yourself or someone else? Most teens are starting to drive and enter high school, and with that comes risks. When you hear about a suicide or homicide that’s happened, you can conclude that 90% of the time it’s a teenager that’s done it. This is because parents aren’t being as strict with their children as they used to, therefore teens are thinking that they can go out and do what they what without actually thinking about the consequences. Teenagers tend to overestimate the consequences of the risks of drug use, the act of violence and sexual activity.
Smoking and its effect on the circulatory system While there are many different types of drugs worldwide, nicotine is by far the most widely used drug of abuse and one of the most addictive. (National Institute on Drug Abuse, 2008; Psychology Today, 2010). US researchers have estimated that one in five deaths each year, more than 400,000 deaths are as a result of smoking. Illegal drug use and alcohol abuse are on the increase and so is the spread of sexually transmitted diseases like HIV The current economic situation has seen a rise in suicides and murders being committed. While these have presented large mortality rates, tobacco causes more deaths than all the above combined.
However, it does not seem to work well. In the recent report from the National Center for Health Statistics (1995), it states that about sixty six percent of youth reported the use of alcohol; nearly sixty percent of teens have smoked, and almost a third has used illegal drugs without direction from the doctors. Even if teenagers have a large amount of knowledge about dangerous things, they are just unpractical theory. Teens still do not have any real
American Government 14 October 2011 Table of Contents 1 - Introduction 2 - Influence of environment on Alcohol consumption by minors 3 - Disadvantages of alcohol 4 - Measuring the alcohol consumption by minors may be helpful 5 - The health risks 6 – Reasons why some adolescents drink 7 – Conclusion 8 – Bibliography 1 – Introduction As we all know, alcohol plays a major role in the lives of many people who take it to relax, to celebrate, to socialize, have fun, etc. Unfortunately, the excessive use of alcohol is also responsible for many problems such as traffic accidents, health problems, family problems and unemployment. Many Americans believe that should lower the drinking at 18 years old, for many reasons mentioned below. This law of the United States was created to keep teenagers safer and reduce the accidents that cause deaths due to the influence of alcohol. The age limit for alcohol is based on research showing that young people respond differently to alcohol.
Adults believe that kids are a danger to society behind the wheel of a motor vehicle because of all the accidents they cause. They believe that they are not ready to drive a car because their brains haven’t fully developed yet. However accidents caused by 16 year old kids have been on the decline. In 1975 there were 8000 deaths caused by teenage drivers but in 2010 there were 3115 deaths caused by teenage driving. Also 4 in 5 16 year old drivers do not get in an accident (Robinson).
Drug Addiction A Social Evil The prevalence of the social evil of drug addiction is a black spot for the society. You must not be aware of the fact that it is killing thousands of people across the world each year. Well yes it is right that it does not kill all its patients but those who survive with it are living a life worst than hell. The worst part is that it is most popular seen in the younger generations who can't cope up with the pressures and social demands. It is sad to know that the upcoming generation is getting involved in such life taking social evils.
Drugs negatively impact our community. Drugs affect not only the user, but also the people around them, as the son of an ex-drug addict; I understand the negative effects of drugs on the user and their community. I realize many people would choose to argue against the point of drugs affecting anyone other than the users. However my essay aims to inform you of how drugs have negative effects on the global community and also our country and undeniably our school. Hopefully after reading my essay, if you are in favor of spreading the influence of drugs across the land and contaminating our society, you will change your mind and realize why we should eliminate drugs and what you can do to help yourselves and others around you to get sober.
Taylor Black English Comp 4/1/13 Cause and Effect of Drug Use Drug addiction is a very common issue around the world, and this problem is something that affects people´s life. The drug abuse is surrounded with a lot of harmful effects, some of them affect the personal health, others are involved with social relations, and also the most important of them the economic part because of keeping the addiction. All of them are the result of that issue that destroys drug addicts’ personal integrity and the relation with their family and people close to them. People need to face the fact that drug addiction destroys personal relations between persons, so, in consequence of that you lose that virtue. In a drug dependency problem people forgot all their important interactions with people for example: in work, in the house, and even in the religion part.