Juvenile Delinquency : Juveniles On Drugs Beating The Odds Essay

2032 Words Nov 13th, 2016 9 Pages
Myesha Molitorisz
November 13th, 2016
Juvenile Delinquency
Juveniles on Drugs Beating the Odds Drug abuse has been a very big issue for a very long time not only here in America but all around the world. Not many people realize all the harm and effects it has on the human body alone until it is too late. More importantly in adolescence and it can be potentially worse because the body of a child is not fully developed, and can have affects on the body all the up to and into adulthood. It is known that children that start to use drugs at a young age have experienced some form of trauma in their life, but that is not the always the reason. Most children go through phases and these phases can in a way make or break a person as to whether they make the right choices or the wrong choices in their lives. When a person is under the influence of some sort of drug, narcotic, and/or alcohol their senses become hindered to the point where they cannot think or act rationally because their brain is undergoing chemical changes. People believe that they can handle the high or trip that they are on but in certain scenarios they truthfully are unable to function correctly as normal human beings. Generally, students, and adolescences, do drugs for reasons like fitting in, to feel good, to feel better emotionally, to do better, and for experimentation. (Volkow, 13) The problem at hand is that adolescences that live in poverty like situations think that they know everything and how it works…

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