Adolescence Addiction

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Abuse and Addiction in Adolescence The term abuse can be described as violent acts and misuse of an individual. After reviewing the National Institute of Drug Abuse website, “Addiction is defined as a chronic, relapsing brain disease that is characterized by compulsive drug seeking and use, despite harmful consequences.” The National Institute of Drug Abuse considers drug abuse to be a form of brain disease. Drug abuse is identified as a brain disease because of the addictive behavior and that drugs alter the brain structure and function. Research within the National Institute of Drug Abuse has provided an outline that the brain changes from drug abuse can have a negative long lasting effect on adolescence’s developing brain. The period of…show more content…
Abuse affects the emotional development of the teenager’s brain. “The development of the adolescent brain and behavior are closely linked. In a wink, hormones can shift your teen’s emotions into overdrive, leading to unpredictable and sometimes risky actions.” (Partnership for Drug-Free Kids). Adolescence’s brains are still developing and growing, and when drugs are introduced to this development process, it can have long lasting effects on the individual’s brain physically resulting in negative behavior changes. Some of the areas that drugs affect are outlined…show more content…
Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders , nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.” “The level of religiosity and church attendance variables both had strong negative relationships with drug use though both groups were users: (60& vs 80% for alcohol; 6% vs 39% for marijuana; 2% vs 22% for hallucinogenic; and 10% vs. 20% for medical drug use)” Graham, J. (2011, March 24). Further review of other religions reported out that Mormons, Baptistes, and fundamentalist Christians reported out among the youth a lower change of participating in drugs and alcohol. The findings indicate that as an individual that grows in a religion and a growth with God, there was a lower reporting of interest in drugs and using drugs and

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