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lunes, 17 de febrero de 2014

Teenagers also have problems


For me, this is the main problem that a teenager can have. When a teen takes drugs, it can interfere with his natural ability to feel good. Then, there are some consequences like academic difficulties, health-related problems (including mental health), poor peer relationships, and involvement with the youth justice system. Additionally, there are consequences for family members, the community, and the entire society.

The United States represents 5 percent of the world's population and 75 percent of prescription drugs taken. 60 percent of teens who abuse prescription drugs get them free from friends and relatives.
By the 8th grade, 28 percent of adolescents have consumed alcohol, 15 percent have smoked cigarettes, and 16.5 percent have used marijuana.
Teens who consistently learn about the risks of drugs from their parents are up to 50 percent less likely to use drugs than those who don't. Parents are very important when it comes to solve problems. They can help you in whatever you need. If someone you know is smoking or using tobacco, encourage him or her to talk to a parent, school guidance counselor, or other trusted adult. When the smoker just start taking drugs, the probability that he or she stop to do it is greater.

There are different types of drugs, some worse than others, but all of them are unhealthy. These are the most common:

  • STIMULANTS. These drugs increase energy and feelings of well being. They give the user a rush of adrenalin which is closely followed by a crash. Coffee and caffeine are the most used stimulants. 
Types of stimulants:
  • Ecstasy
  • Cocaine
  • Methamphetamine
  • Amphetamines
  • Methylphenidate

  • DEPRESSANTS. They depress the nervous system reducing anxiety, stress and fear. They weaken the consumer. Depressants are highly addictive.

Types of depressants:
  • Marijuana
  • Barbiturates
  • Tranquilizers 
  • Heroin
  • Morphine and codeine 
  • Alcohol

  • INHALANTS. They aren’t illegal but they are frequently abused in the same way that illegal drugs. 

Types of inhalants:
  • Markers
  • Glues
  • Hair sprays
  • Cleaning fluids
  • Paint thinner

  • HALLUCINOGENS. They cause alterations in thought, mood or perception. Users can receive an anxiety or panic attack which can result in violent behavior or mental breakdown.

Types of hallucinogens:
  • LSD
  • Ketamine
  • Dimenhydrinate
  • Nitrous oxide
  • Madrake
  • Diphenhydramine
  • PCP
  • Angel’s trumpet
  • Jimson weed
  • Salvia Divinorum 

The drug addiction is often given by friends in parties. They say that you will be more "cool" but all that they do is harm your and his own health. 
They can threaten you and then you won't remember what happened with you the previous day.

"If you take 


 you will finish


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Anorexia is a disorder of eating behavior in which an ill person loses excessive weight. An anorexic person is afraid to gain weight and he or she thinks that they look fat even when their weight is normal. Then, they start a weight reduction by fasting and reduced food intake. 

Ill persons usually begin with the elimination of carbohydrates. Then, they reject fats, proteins and fluids, leading to cases of extreme dehydration. They also use diuretics, laxatives, they vomit on purpose or perform physical exercise. Affected individuals may lose from 15 to 50 percent of their body weight.

This disease is often associated with serious psychological disorders that cause changes in behavior and emotional behavior.


     General consequences:
  • Excessive preoccupation with caloric content of food 
  • Constant feeling cold 
  • Progressive reduction of food 
  • Obsessed with image, studies and sport 
  • Prevention of food 
  • Hyperactivity

                    Clinical consequences:
            • The heartbeat is reduced
            • Lower blood pressure
            • Disappears menstruation in women (amenorrhea).
            • Decreases bone mass
            • Anemia
            • A long, thin hair appears, called woolly, in forearms, neck, back, legs and cheeks.
            • Chronic constipation
            • The skin is dehydrated
            • Yellowing of palms of hands
            • Broken nails
            • Hair loss
            • Teeth problems

            There are two solutions to this problem:
            •  Placement in a hospital
            •  Outpatient treatment
            It is not rational. 
            There aren't any possitive consequences. 

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            Sexual violence is any act of sexual nature to a person when this doesn't want. It is also when the aggressor harasses verbally with words, calls... of sexual content to a minor. Is very frequent the sexual abuse through internet.
            This harassment during adolescence is one of the most traumatic experiences that a teenager can live.
            The adolescence is the age of the highest risk of receive this kind of violence. 

            There are horrible consequences for teens:

                  Physical health:
            • Wounds
            • Unwanted pregnancies
            • Sexually transmitted diseases
                  Mental health:
            • Depression
            • Fears
            • Anxiety
            • Low self-esteem
            • Eating disorders
            • Suicidal thoughts

            When unwanted pregnancy occur, women resort to abortion.
            An abortion is an expulsion from the uterus of a fetus. When a baby has not come out yet, some mothers kill this small guy.
            The abortion is already prohibited in Spain and I agree. But if women can not kill the fetus through an operation, they will kill him when he will be outside mother's womb. 

            The following article is about Lucy Lanelly, a young woman who made ​​her first abortion when she was 12.

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            100% of students have this problem before exams. They haven't studied enough and then they feel bad, very bad. 
            They don't sleep, they wake up early...
            Many students think that the solution to this problem is to take drugs or don't eat. Saying this, we return to the section of anorexia or drugs.

            Sometimes you have to visit a psychologist, he can help you!

             Why complicate your life?

            You can live healthy without doing strange things
            There are solutions to all your questions, just look for them or ask someone you know!

            María Kravchynska

            5 comentarios:

            1. There are three solutions for these problems: Education, education and education

            2. But there are two more solutions: to talk and to talk about the problem

            3. Paula Vázquez Cintrano19 de febrero de 2014, 19:59

              I think that this theme is very very interesting because it's a problem of nowadays a I think the same os María. This problem you can have it for example the bulimia can be insults and that the people laugh at a person.

            4. But you have to talk with educated people, people who will give you real information about these problems, people who can help because they know how to help you

            5. That's true Paula, people can laugh at a person and they don't know they are hurting that person in a very serious way. They are sometimes very cruel and stupid at the same time