Middle Childhood Drug Abuse Research

Improved Essays
Drug Abuse and its Impact on Middle Childhood Children and Adolescents
Sarad Basnet
Cerritos Collge
Child Development 110

Drug Abuse and its Impact on Middle Childhood Children and Adolescents Back in Nepal, my neighbour Eku, has been into drugs for a long time. He was 13 when started smoking Marijuana and even Drinking alcohol. Me and my other friends as a child were constantly reminded by our parents to not to be like him and even not to talk to him. He was five years older than me. I remember the day, it was my 16th birthday we were celebrating in our house when a couple of Police vans came just across the street from my house and arrested Eku. He was charged for so many crimes including drug smuggling, robbery,
…show more content…
According to National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA), people usually start drug abuse on teenage (NIDA, 2014). The belief middle childhood children have about drugs certainly plays a part in determining whether he/she takes drugs later in his/her life. The same institute also says, By the time they are seniors, almost 70 percent of high school students will have tried alcohol, half will have taken an illegal drug, nearly 40 percent will have smoked a cigarette, and more than 20 percent will have used a prescription drug for a nonmedical purpose (NIDA, 2014) . Even the children in highschool who must be well aware of consequences from the education they get in their school have such a horrible stats. It clearly suggests they had some belief about drugs like, drug is not dangerous, it won 't matter if you take it once or twice, or it is fun when you take it and most importantly taking it on peer pressure being unable to say no to a friend. It is very important that they change their beliefs or have a better belief that drugs are bad for them. The book The Developing Person has testimony of a boy saying that if he doesn 't smoke it doesn 't make him a real man. The same book also says American boys use steroids to get better body because they feel having better body is cool (Berger, 2016). These kind of beliefs must be changed in Middle Childhood or even sooner with proper guidance and counseling so that children don 't start getting into drug from middle childhood or early adolescence

Related Documents

  • Superior Essays

    Prevalence of past year is on the rise with 58.02% for alcohol and 34.9% for marijuana even those their substance is an issue drugs like cocaine, oxycontin, and salvia are down. Depression works hand and hand with substance abuse and doctors called it a dual diagnosis. Adolescent drug intake is on the rise since 2008 and per the National Drug Abuse survey 8th 10th and 12th graders are the leading cause. This information really concerns me because I’m raising 2 teens that are very active with several groups of friends and you never know when your child will become part of the statistic. Even though I try to be confident with everything I teach my children all it takes is one stressful encounter that can trigger anyone of these disorders.…

    • 1234 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Superior Essays
  • Improved Essays

    He lives in New England under the same roof as his parents. Every night his family including his mother, father, and grandmother eat dinner and question him. He has been an addict for two years, which is hurting all of his family members dearly including a sister who tries to help him. During a drug transaction at the start of his addiction, Matt got two of his front teeth knocked out and now has fake ones that replace them. He was stolen over 15,000 dollars worth of items from his house to support his drug addiction.…

    • 957 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Improved Essays

    Black Men Hardships

    • 1576 Words
    • 7 Pages

    Throughout this essay will portray Carter’s life like what is his personal gifts, do he have any happiness, and what forces that keeps pulling him down. When Carter was a little boy he got in trouble by stealing a car, that led to his first crime arrest. As Carter was growing up his father was shot and his mother died because of AIDS. Things started to get complicated for Carter, he was on a drug conviction and was in jail as well. Carter did a few crimes that led him to jail, A Prison Film Made in Prison claim, “For the rest of the decade, he was in and out of jail.…

    • 1576 Words
    • 7 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Improved Essays

    Each and every day, teens succumb to the pressures of drugs and alcohol. Whether kids realize it or not, their lifestyle and daily activities have a major impact on the choices they make. Given that over 50 percent of high school seniors have abused some type of drug , it is clear that they are becoming a major issue (Substance Abuse Concerns par. 16). Drug and alcohol abuse is also actively present in the novel, The Perks of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky, when Charlie and his newly found group of friends struggle with their identities.…

    • 1020 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Improved Essays

    Comparing 40 year olds and seniors in high school how many high schoolers do you hear about going to parties? Quite a bit huh.. but yet most of them liked to drink in high school. The reason behind this is all a phase that is similar to reverse psychology if you tell teenagers they can do something it becomes a lot less cool to them. Now I’m not…

    • 1078 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Improved Essays

    Prescription Drug Abuse

    • 1061 Words
    • 5 Pages

    “Boys tend to use it just to get high, and girls use it mainly to stay alert or lose weight” (Brown). Research conducts that boys are more likely to abuse prescription drugs than girls. Everyday in the US, 2,500 teens abuse a prescription drug for the first time, and in the US alone, more than 15 million people abuse prescription drugs. We ask ourselves why people take drugs? The answer is because people want to fit in, escape or relax, relieve boredom,…

    • 1061 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Superior Essays

    He was raised by a man that he grew up thinking was his dad, but, later learning that his biological father was in prison for murder. His father was an alcoholic and would beat Charlie’s mother, all in which Charlie witnessed. As Charlie got older, his stepfather introduced him to alcohol at age 14, where the two of them spent countless weekends drinking together. At the age of 15 his mom and stepdad got a divorce. Charlie had to go live with his grandmother.…

    • 987 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Superior Essays
  • Superior Essays

    This is an astonishing percentage especially the fact that more than one third of kids by the end of elementary school have consumed alcohol. People tend to think drinking rarely occurs in grade school, yet it does occur that early. The earlier drinking occurs in a person the worse off that person will be down the…

    • 1345 Words
    • 6 Pages
    Superior Essays
  • Improved Essays

    Furthermore, “Brown died Sept. 22, six days after he was injured in a fight early Sept. 16 outside of 438 N. Carrie St. in McPherson, where there had been a college drinking party.” (Darcy). Illegal drug use is extremely abused in the college premises. The essence of marijuana scent is very prevalent in dormitory perimeters. An article affirmed “After a report of a strong marijuana odor coming from a Hutchison Community College dorm room, the Hutchison Police officers arrested an 18-year old male for attempting to distribute 24 grams of marijuana. Miller said HCC security guards reported that they smelled the drug from outside the room.” (Hutchison News).…

    • 834 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Improved Essays

    Adult Hunt Book Report

    • 12366 Words
    • 50 Pages

    She had been given cocaine ever since she was ten and forced to have sex with her father’s friends where they tied her to a bed and raped her again and again. This was statutory rape because she was just 16. I could not imagine what Holodeck Maze Game she would create for her father. Both of the contestants went into the different chambers of the Holodeck Maze. Her father had to take off his ankle bracelets and handcuffs that the police had put on him.…

    • 12366 Words
    • 50 Pages
    Improved Essays