Sexual Activity, Drugs, Alcohol, And Violence Essay
Studies seem to show that adolescents are most influenced by their peers.
Young adults seem to believe that perception is everything and it’s well known:
“In adolescence, risk taking does occur, and perhaps more so when friends are present. It is no secret that trying to impress friends or peers is a factor in deciding to engage in risk- taking. Popularity is frequently associated with propensities towards taking risks, and vice versa. Surely this is not done blindly, but rather is willfully determined by the adolescent. Carelessness can seem to reflect overconfidence, optimism, delusions of control, or feelings of invulnerability. Further, compounded with youthful misconceptions of invulnerability and alcohol or substance abuse, further debilitates decision making abilities. It is no wonder that a considerable…