One of my older cousins has been involved in various acts of criminal behavior. My cousin David started committing criminal acts when he entered high school. He was an avid drug user and consumed large amounts of alcohol every weekend. David has been charged with OWI offenses numerous times and possession of drug paraphernalia as well. I believe that the main cause of David’s criminal behavior came from his friends. He hung out with a family that was locally known for their criminal backgrounds. David didn’t have many friends in high school, so he felt he needed to belong. Unfortunately, he committed criminal acts to become initiated into this family’s clique. David became an avid drug user and was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia numerous times. His expensive addiction made him become poor and he ended up living in a crummy one bedroom apartment. After a few years, David quit taking drugs such as acid, marijuana, and methamphetamine. Unfortunately, to this very day, David finds other products to satisfy his addiction. Members of my family caught David sniffing gasoline, lacquer thinner, keyboard cleaner, and other household products. It greatly disappoints my family and me. Our family has tried to help David in the past. My Dad let him stay at the house for month and tried to help David find a job. Sadly, our family caught him sniffing gasoline in the garage. After we caught David he ran away. Other family members have tried to take David
that drink alcohol or use drugs constantly don’t realize that they are a substance abuser. They don’t know what the effects the drugs and alcohol do to them. Some people do know but don’t seem to care. Substance abusers can cause a lot of danger in certain situations. Should people know if they are a substance abuser and the effects they get from using it? Yes, they need to understand that they are a substance abuser and what is at risk if they keep abusing a substance. Drug and alcohol addiction is…
New Drug Epidemic on College Campuses
Prescription drug abuse among college students is a growing trend on most campuses. Students are using these drugs inappropriately to not only “get high”, but to help with concentration when cramming for papers or tests, to self-medicate for anxiety or depression, and even to enhance their stamina when playing sports. Many people have stereotypes of what an alcoholic or addict is, and most people don't associate that image…
May 19, 2014
Did you know that kids who learn about the risks of drugs from their parents are
up to 50% less likely to use drugs/alcohol? Teen drug use is becoming a common cause
of death among people between the ages 1217. 66% of teens use drugs or alcohol
because of peer pressure. Alcohol and drug use in teens is a factor in teen car crashes,
property damage, early intercourse and STDs…
Drug Addiction 1
Understanding Drug Addiction
Axia College of University of Phoenix
Drug Addiction 2
Everyone has known someone who has had a problem with drugs. Addiction is a common problem among many individuals in the United States. Experts estimate that one out of ten people have a substance abuse problem. – Addiction Treatment Magazine. (2012). 10 Tell-Tale Signs someone needs addiction treatment. www.addictiontreatmentmagazine.com. To understand the…
Do you know somebody that abuses drugs? Have you ever been worried about their health? Some believe drug abuse is not a serious problem. Do you think drug abuse is a serious problem in society? I believe drug abuse is a serious problem because it affects family structure, school and the community.
To begin with, drug abuse can affect family structure in many ways. Drugs can bring harm to the family by causing the person that’s abusing drugs to hurt their family physically and emotionally…
National Survey on Drug Use and Health an estimate of 20.4 Americans age 12 or older are
Also,The Center for Disease control reports that teenagers who
partake in heroin use within their lifetime is declining
Amongst 12th graders, the
number has decreased from 3.0 percent in 2001 to 2.0 percent. Teen heroin addiction is
caused by stress, social acceptance and low self esteem.
A 2007 PATS Teens study reported
65 percent of teens say they use drugs to “feel cool…
The University of Texas at El Paso
Have you ever been in a situation where you have been very depressed and you do not find any solution to your problem? Have you ever thought that the only solutions of your problems are drugs? Have you ever lose a love one because of drugs? Do you actually know what signs should you start looking at when it comes where you really want to prevent someone from consuming drugs? Drugs had become a very…
The most important task at this stage is to ensure that team goals are clearly stated and agreed.
This is when the team will first meet and they decide what goals need to be set for the correct care. This is also when the team begin to get to know each other and form their first opinions of each other.
Stage 2: Storming
This stage is when members of the team begin to develop their confidence and begin to put forward their own ideas;
Argue their case
Challenge others in the group
Don’t Void the Roid
When someone turns on their television or flips through a magazine it’s almost guaranteed they will see some form of a beautiful, healthy person. They will have a perfect body, whether male or female, and those models give average Americans the idea that they need to have perfect bodies too. This isn’t completely wrong, though, since Americans should be in shape. Besides, what guy doesn’t want to look his best when he takes off his shirt at the lake or what girl doesn’t…
their food stamps card. Every time, I couldn’t help but notice the mom would have her fingernails perfectly done, a new iPhone, and top brand clothing. I believe the families that truly need help from the government should have these cards, but if you can afford to have the latest iPhone, nails done and nice clothes, then why in the world should taxpayers be paying for one’s lobster? We should not let people take advantage of benefits from the government.
Here is another story from a daily news…