Reseach Paper About Drug Addiction

4637 Words Jan 14th, 2011 19 Pages
Introduction
These days, drugs can be found everywhere, and it may seem like everyone's doing them. Lots of people are tempted by the excitement or escape that drugs seem to offer.
But learning the facts about drugs can help you see the risks of chasing this excitement or escape. And just as there are many kinds of drugs available, there are as many reasons for trying them or starting to use them regularly. People take drugs just for the pleasure they believe they can bring. Often it's because someone tried to convince them that drugs would make them feel good or that they'd have a better time if they took them.
Some teens believe drugs will help them think better, be more popular, stay more active, or become better athletes. Others are
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The very foundation of a strong family is undermined when one or more parents are alcoholics. This lack of definition, as well as a sense of stability and safety, is what often instigate the onset of alcoholism and teen drug addiction in COAs. Studies report findings that correlate with this theory, establishing the fact that the inability to solve family problems, along with the inability to reach compromise and negotiation between parent and child, are instrumental in the influence of alcoholism (Ellis et al, 2000). High-risk families display a distinct sense of disconnectedness when it comes to the familial bond; during times of sobriety, the parent performs as a normal parent does, but the onset of drunkenness transforms her into an illogical, combative and belligerent enemy.

Cruse-Wegscheider (1999) discusses the predictability of behavior

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