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The environment where the discussion occurs is calm, quiet and discrete enough to facilitate a fruitful and engaging interview.
Drug abuse generally refers to the use of illegal drugs or misuse of prescription or over-the-counter drugs with negative consequences (Conner, Bradley, Gerhard, Terry, and Ernest, 178). Our interview however does not dwell on the aspect of drug abuse that pertains to poor dosage from medical prescription and prescriptive drugs, but instead focuses on this use of drugs for such purposes as pleasure and fun among adolescents. From the onset, the impression I get from my interviewee is that adolescents get entangled in drug abuse for varied reasons, as are their perceptions of the act. A section of adolescents considers drugs abuse safe, depending on how much you consume and how you can handle yourself during and after consumption, others do not see any harm in having a good time anywhere, anyhow and anytime, while others consider drug abuse injurious to one’s wellbeing and long-term health.
Some of the most commonly abused drugs amongst adolescents are valium, cocaine, crystal meth, glue, vapors, heroin, marijuana, tobacco, ether, steroids and alcohol. Students who abuse these drugs often obtain them from friends, fellow students who abuse and /or peddle the drugs or from the streets. Drug abuse among the youth and adolescents is common in un-parented parties and raves, with rates of consumption highest in the evenings and the morning after to lift off the hangovers (Conner, Bradley, Gerhard, Terry, and Ernest, 180).
Some adolescents try drugs out of sheer curiosity. “These are the ones who have for instance, heard stories of fabulous experiences that are often associated with drug abuse from friends and acquaintances and so they crave to get a feel of it,” he adds. Others are not so much influenced by curiosity but by their peers who urge them to take a sip which after all will not kill. Eventually, the initiates are
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Outline Introduction An Argument against Decriminalizing or Legalizing Drugs History of US Drug Laws Current Fallout from Drug Laws - Why we need to Decriminalize/Legalize Hard Drugs Proposed Changes, Alternatives or Modifications to the Current System Examination of Successful Programs Elsewhere Conclusion Introduction In the United States, there is much debate about whether or not to decriminalize drugs.
For example, it has been estimated that about 5.4 million people die from tobacco related diseases every year (Rezaei, Nedjat, Golestan, and Majdzadeh, 2011). At the same time, it has been established that, if the current trends in tobacco consumption does not change, high possibilities point to a situation whereby, 8 million lives will be lost annually by the year 2030 due to tobacco consumption (Rezaei, Nedjat, Golestan and Majdzadeh, 2011).
Adolescents have figured out a way of obtaining these drugs; they either approach an adult to buy drugs for them or they use fake identification document to prove that they are grownups. The use and abuse of drugs can result to serious consequences on the health of adolescents, as well as their brain (Newcomb and Bentler 45).
The adolescents have challenges as they grow. They struggle to overcome stress that is accumulated from school, peer groups and family. Some result in self-harm. Self-harm involves hurting oneself by burning, taking unsafe substances, cutting the body, pulling the hair and piercing the body.
One major issue that teenagers deal with, on a daily basis, are drugs. Every teen at one time or another is pressured to use drugs. It's not peer pressure alone that influence teens to use drugs. Most teenagers would never try them if their parents have given them enough warnings about prohibited drugs.
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This paper includes some accurate sources of information which are perceived as accurate by teens. How they use that information in their adolescence in order to have a stable life and what are different kinds of activities one should involve in order to stay away from sexual desire until the time when they are strong enough to handle themselves.
They always seek to control their independent world and gain respect. In addition, the adolescents also seek for recognition as young adults. They do things that will make them recognized by their parents, teachers, or even peers. However, those who ought to