Teenage years is probably one of the most challenging periods of life. It is a stage of identity versus confusion – knowing oneself compared to losing oneself. 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.
The Negative Effects of Underage Sex By: Cory Walker 09/19/11 In a society that implies that sex is a path to happiness, it is difficult to maintain sexual abstinence. Sex, in which the participation of at a young age carries detrimental effects to emotional and mental stability, is a construct that should be partaken at a mature age. The effects of underage sex are many, but what are they? In 2009, 13.8% of high school students had four or more sex partners during their life. This statistic portrays an important facet of the abstinence argument.
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.
It is important at a young age they get the education and role models that will guide them to make the right decisions in their future. Children also need to be taught to say “no” to risky situations. It is not only influences that guide teenagers to drink and drive or to ride with a drunk driver but also gender and behavior. The more risky behavior a teenager partakes in, the more likely they are to drink and drive. Teenage drinking and driving fatalities have been going down, but it is still one of the leading causes of deaths in adolescents.
Pham1 Trang Pham Instructor: Lisa Grundy English 111 13 June 2013 Why Teen Do Drugs More teens are trying drugs than ever before. Why is this? Today's teens are in a very different environment – with pressures, technology and priorities vastly changed – from when you were a teenager. These things create reasons why teens do drugs: stress or bored, self-esteem and rebel, and fit in and experiment. One reason often heard from people using drugs is that they do them to feel good.
Teens who are depressed are more susceptible to using drugs. A teen who is depressed might turn to drugs to try to solve their problems because they don’t know what else to turn to. A teen with family or relationship problems is more susceptible to drugs because they want something to get their mind off of their problems. Another reason why teens do drugs today is because they are curious. When other teens are talking about drugs it makes others want to try it.
The Growing Problem with Drug Abuse in Teenagers within the United States Introduction Within today’s society, there is a growing trend among teenagers. This growing trend is to try a variety of drugs and this leads to drug abuse. Once exposed and to use specific drugs, teens tend to like the effect and go back to experiment further. Most of the people who begin experimenting with the drugs are a victim of peer pressure. Unfortunately it seems there is more our society can do to help prevent this trend.