Alcohol and Drug Use among Teenage Women

Alcohol and Drug Use among Teenage Women - Running Head...

This preview shows page 1 - 3 out of 6 pages.

Running Head: GIRLS AND DRUGS 1 Alcohol and Drug Use among Teenage Women Name: Institution Affiliation Date of Submission
Image of page 1

Subscribe to view the full document.

GIRLS AND DRUGS 2 Alcohol and Drug Use among Teenage Women Introduction There has been increasing the number of young people getting involved in illicit drugs all over the world. Furthermore, many of the teenage do not take these illegal drugs beyond experimentation level, and they will continue taking them until their life is disrupted. Because of their younger age, teenage is not allowed by law to drink or buy alcohol; therefore, any illicit drug taken by adolescent is considered as substance abuse by the teenager. According to National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University (CASA), about 26% of interviewed student aging 12 -17 years said that drugs are kept, used or sold in school compound every day. According to CASA, more than 13,000 teenage take their very first sip of alcohol during adolescent. However, there is an alarming trend of more young women getting involved in alcohol and other drugs than young men in U.S. Therefore; this paper will attempt to discuss this current trend of girls and drugs in the United States (Schwinn, Schinke, & Di Noia, 2010). The commonly abused drugs by young girls and boys include alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, cigarettes, powder cocaine, and crystal methamphetamine. People believe that boys have the higher tendency of taking drugs and alcohol than girls. But according to ONDCP report, the finding and analysis indicated that girls have recently overtaken boys in illegal substance abuse (U.S. Department of Health And Human Services, 2013). The report showed that girls have even suppressed in prescription pain relievers and cigarette abuse. There are also a high number of new girls who are entering in drug and substance abuse than boys of same ages. The substance abuse among the teenage has been seen to be decreasing gradually in last five years in the United States. More so, experts and ONDCP report continued
Image of page 2
Image of page 3
  • Summer '13
  • momanyi
  • Illegal drug trade

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern