Opposite the high rates of alcohol and tobacco use by teenagers, only 18% of seniors use illicit drugs, which are illegal for the entire society. This increase in drug use will not come easy for American society, but instead it will come at a very high price. The price will be that American society will be overrun with drug-related accidents, lost work productivity, and hospital emergency rooms filled with drug- related
More watchful parents and closely monitoring a child's friends will lessen or eliminate the ease of accessibility to not only marijuana, but other drugs as well. As a society, we have failed our youth in many areas of life. Youth need positive role models that are concerned about protecting them from harm and leading them in the right direction to go on a lead productive, drug-free lives despite any changes made to the laws. Being that age restrictions are put on everything else, there should be legal age restrictions for people who can legally purchase marijuana. People who can legally purchase marijuana should not be allowed to be around anyone under the age of 21 while the are under the influence or have marijuana in their possession.
This means that “responsible, educated” 18-20 year olds are binge drinking, which is bad enough, but add into the mix our inexperienced 16 year olds who are highly influenced by peers and often make bad decisions and it is a recipe for disaster. Many high school and even middle school students are also binge drinking and partying, and underage DUI’s are at an all-time high in our country. However, it stands to reason that if you were to send a 16 year old out of state or even just a few hours away it would be much easier for them to drink without their parents finding out. Sending a teen off to college is a symbol of passage into adulthood. You cannot expect to send a 16 year old to college and still have full control over their curfew and monitor their social life.
Since teenagers are immature to make their own decision, it is vital for adults to inculcate a correct attitude towards drinking. Nevertheless, it seems that nowadays many schools and parents only focus teenagers’ academic development. They neglect teaching youngsters with a sense of individual responsibility after drinking. Because of ignorance and lack of education from adults, teenagers have not take health issues into account after drinking harder alcohol. As a result, the problem of alcohol abuse and drinking deaths become graver among college students.
I really didn’t too much think I was the peer pressure type of person until actually attending college. Peer pressure is one of those things that start in your younger teen years but not so much when you are older. The thing that different college adult students from those who jump right into the work force and other things of that nature, is that when on college campus there are little to no adult supervision with a lot of illegal things being down that no one knows about. Underage drinking and the usage of marijuana are the biggest 2 on most college campuses. Underage drinking also leads to many conflicts within our students, like minor rape issues and the use of violence when under the influence due to the short attention span caused by alcohol usage.
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
He has become a violent drunk and has come close to beating his wife but hasn’t done it. Mrs. Hennessy has threatened to leave him but doesn’t want to ruin their relationship they once so beautifely shared. He was willing to take counseling and I’m thinking of doing a case study and naturalistic observation.
As adolescents start to gain independence, understand relationships that work and do not work make it hard for parents to let them grow, but as the adolescent sees it, parents are trying to keep them from self-expression and trying to figure out how they fit into the world around them (Bass, 2009). Media does not help adolescents acknowledge success since the media portrays physical appearance as perfection and possessions as riches causing complicated issues among adolescents (Bass, 2009). As an adult we have all gone through angry days as a teen, but the one thing the author Lyman Bass (2009) explains in the article “Adolescent Anger Management” there are signs that are beyond usual. These signs are when adolescents become defiant by the request of others, is mean to parents and other adults who hold some authority. Another signs are adolescents who are loners, depressed, trouble with expressing emotions, have few friends, and certain events trigger them into violent behaviors.
I think again the individual who become narcotics addict does not have strong motivation in the other direction. Junk wins by default. My husband told me that he were just curiosity and his friends was using it. And one day he started feeling sick and that when he know that he was a addict. Before my husband die, he got cleaned but it was to late for him.
Under Age Drinking Alcohol is the drug of choice to many teenagers and they are experiencing the consequences of drinking to much at an early age. As a result, underage drinking is the leading public health problem in this country. Each year approximately five-thousand people under the age of twenty-one die as a result of underage drinking, yet drinking continues to be widespread among adolescents nationwide. There should be a mandatory class that children take in school about the effects of alcohol and other addicting substances. As children move from adolescents to young adulthood they encounter dramatic physical, emotional, and lifestyle changes.The younger that children and adolescents are when they start to drink alcohol are more likely to engage in behaviors that can harm themselves and others.