Other people, not only teenagers, cannot easily overcome that addiction. Alcohol can affect the body and mind. A few tragic causes are peer pressure, stress, and becoming ill. First, many teenagers choose to drink because they are peer pressured. Teenagers choose the wrong types of friends. Most teenagers try and find the popular friends so that they can fit in with the crowd.
When they join in a gang it’s really not even close of being cool but more like it’s just having pain and power. They get caught up with other gang members thinking that their family but its not nothing just straight fake respect. Only teens can see that joining a gang is like asking for a death wish really and their real family is all they need to be with and not being a gang. It’s not right for people to be afraid to go outside or to be scared of getting robbed and killed.
The recidivism happens because those juveniles do not feel like the fit in the community after they leave the juvenile correctional centers. The society views them with suspicion; they are thought to be criminal because of their past behavior. They therefore find a way of surviving and this leads them back to their old groups and then back to crime again and therefore the trend recurs (Parks, 2007). Deficiencies in the Evidence
Many people are afraid to walk down their streets these days and parents whose kids join gangs often do not know how to handle this situation or how to help them out of this lifestyle. Many of the young teenagers joining a gang end up in prison destroying their futures. As many gangs perform violent crimes that affect a lot of people, it is important to understand the causes of why they form, why kids are eager to join them and what can be done to prevent them from doing this. The functionalist perspective is a good angle to look at this problem and shows how the breakdowns of various social institutions are leading to gangs and why kids join them. This perspective holds that problems of social institutions
These stereotypes are what some people class teens into automatically without getting to know them and seeing what their capabilities are. This is very dangerous as if stereotypes are give then the person could see it as an excuse for his or her behavior. In reality a person could just be going through a hard time but in the eyes of others they are showing the characteristics of a particular stereotype. In the media today teens are portrayed in a negative manner for example in a lot of soaps like “Home & Away” there is a bad boy theme at times. This is shown through the introduction of the River Boys gang.
Substance abuse is a difficult situation for anyone to deal with, but the problem is compacted when children are involved. Parents who are substance abusers may knowingly or unknowingly be causing a number of problems for their child. Emotional effects that children of substance abusive parents may experience are to blame themselves for their parent’s overall drug or alcohol abuse, thinking that they are not good enough and force their parents to use drugs or alcohol. There is a higher occurrence of depression, anxiety, eating disorders and suicide attempts among children growing up with substance abusive parents compared to children that grow up with parents who do not abuse substances. The child might develop stress-related health problems like gastrointestinal disorders, headaches, migraines, or asthma, causing them to miss
Middle and high school students are too inexperienced to know that abuse is not love. Since dating violence is a prevalent issue among teens and because of the emotional and behavioral effects, the victims, their parents and their schools need to open up about dating violence. Although teens view dating as a new freedom and independence, it can also turn into a nightmare. Many teens might not be aware that relationships can turn violent. Although “dating violence has always had this core feature of trying to control the thoughts, feelings and actions of another person” teenagers do not know how to recognize the signs of abuse (Teicher par.
Prevention Program Teen pregnancy is on a continuous rise in the United States because teenagers are having sexual relations at younger ages. This is an epidemic leading to young people losing out on many positive chances to better their lives such as; finishing school, having a stable financial plan, and the ability to be emotionally and mentally healthy. Many teenagers aren’t using rational thinking when they are presented with the opportunity to interact with others sexually, the consequences rarely cross their minds. There are many prevention programs out there and they all have a similar, but unique approach. The overall goal is to figure out a way to decrease the amount of teen parents.
Because they have to deal with these issues at such a young age, many children suffer from the effects of their divorced parents, whether it is a positive or negative effect. As a society, we are underestimating the impending negative influence that divorce has on a child. There have been numerous studies indicating that children of divorce parents tend to have more emotional problems, as well as social and/or academic problems than their classmates from unbroken families. In a violent environment, divorce can result in children becoming aggressive and abusive toward their spouse because of the environment they lived in. Living through a violent divorce can lead children toward negative outlets such as drugs, and gangs.
If a teen's family is regularly complaining about his/her body image the teen will complain too. If someone has poor body image it could lead to them doing unhealthy things to reach their desired figure. Some people might go on unhealthy diets or they could start to excessively exercise. Another struggle teenagers face is having parents that have high expectations. This could be a struggle because some parents live their dreams through their children and that pressures them to do more than they are capable of doing.