Essay on Effects Of Alcohol, Drugs And Gambling On Young Youths

1581 Words Sep 3rd, 2015 7 Pages
REPORT OF THE IMPACT OF ALCOHOL, DRUGS AND GAMBLING ABUSE ON YOUNG YOUTHS
Group members: Meera Gokool Marlon Ragoonanan Michael Floyd Christian Rampersad Simon Harrypersad

TOPIC: Impact of drugs, alcohol and gambling on youths.

Drugs and Alcohol
The teenage years are a prime time for experimenting and asserting independence. As teens transition into adulthood, they often become tempted by adult activities. They want to follow their parents’ lead, try the activities already done by their friends and establish their own identities. Drugs and alcohol frequently become involved in his mix. Many teens turn to marijuana, prescription drugs, club drugs, alcohol or other substances during their teenage years. Seventy percent of students have had at least one alcoholic beverage and they are often with their friends when they drink. Teenagers and youths get involved with alcohol and drugs for many reasons. Some examples include: Curiosity, Peer Pressure, Acceptance, Defiance, Risk-taking behaviors, Thrill seeking activities, Boredom, Independence and Pleasure. Parental pressure to try drugs and alcohol can be even more traumatic than peer pressure. Parents are your role models, whether or not they choose to be.
Teens who drink or do drugs can develop addictions. No one sets out wanting to become…

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