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Doctor insights on: Adult Peer Pressure And Quitting Drinking

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What effect does peer pressure have on drinking?

What effect does peer pressure have on drinking?

Peerpressure=alcohol: The adolescent substance abuse knowledge base reports 30% teens are offered drugs in middle- high school. According to the national household survey on drug use and health from the U.S. Department of health and human services, 74.3% of high school students have tried alcohol. To combat 'peer-pressure' parents should 'talk to their teenagers', know their friends and stay involved. ...Read more

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How does peer pressure affect a teen's sexual development?

How does peer pressure affect a teen's sexual development?

Sex and teens: Peer pressure can disrupt a teens normal sexual development if a teen is pressured and gives in to sexual activity before he or she feels comfortable and ready. Sexuality is an important aspect of development and impacts a person's identity, self-worth, self-image, and emotional stability among other areas. It is important to respect your own sexual boundaries as well as others. ...Read more

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How can peer pressure have a positive affect on the health decisions of a teenager?

How can peer pressure have a positive affect on the health decisions of a teenager?

Positive peers: If a teen's friends are choosing to make decisions that are healthy, then that teen has a higher chance of making his/her own healthy decisions. ...Read more

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Are there any particular psychological or health related problems caused by peer pressure?

Are there any particular psychological or health related problems caused by peer pressure?

Many: Peer pressure, like any other psychological stress, can make a person uncomfortable, irritable, or distracted. Health problems can result if this pressure leads the person to act in unhealthy or risky ways. Common problems include smoking, irresponsible sex, unsafe driving, drug use, etc. Although resisting peer pressure can be hard, it's often the smartest & healthiest choice. ...Read more

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What are the type of peer pressure?

What are the type of peer pressure?

Many: Peer pressure can try to influence behaviors (pressure to have another drink, be more sexually active, vote for a certain person) or may try to influence thinking and values. It can be direct with peers verbally making statements that encourage thoughts/behaviors & it can be indirect with peers behaving in a way and rejecting when others do not fall into line. Seek wise counsel to find your way. ...Read more

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What is the solution of peer pressure?

What is the solution of peer pressure?

You are responsible: For you no matter what others say and do.. Think about what is right and wrong and decide for yourself what is the right thing to do. Develop inner strength and self-confidence, stand firm, walk away when necessary, resist doing something when you know better. Appropriate worthwhile peers will respect you. The others are not worth your time and likely have ulterior motives. Live strong and well! ...Read more

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What are the solutions for peer pressure?

You are bit older to: Be asking. I would talk to someone who you trust. Give yourself some time alone to make important decisions or those you trust who have had a history of making decisions in a sound manner. Give more space to those pressuring you and let them know you don't enjoy being told what to do /what is cool and how much you don't measure up. Part of growing up is knowing who you are and being ok with it. ...Read more

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Can peer pressure ever be good for my child?

Can peer pressure ever be good for my child?

Depends on type: Certainly peer pressure to drink alcohol, do drugs, have sex, etc. Has very negative implications for the one being pressured or bullied. However, in other environments peer pressure can help kids stay away from these things and do better in school. ...Read more

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How would peer pressure change a person's personality and behaviour?

How would peer pressure change a person's personality and behaviour?

Multiple factors:: Stress, tension, anxiety, bullying, depession, drugs: need I say more: choose your friends wisely and ALWAYS COMMUNICATE ...Read more

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I am doing a research paper for school, could you give anymore information on how peer pressure can affect a teen's personality?

I am doing a research paper for school, could you give anymore information on how peer pressure can affect a teen's personality?

Peer Pressure: If you go to the American Psychological Association website you will find good research and information about peer pressure and lots of other things. Here's a link http://www. Apa. Org/search. Aspx? Query=peer%20pressure Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Are kids under greater peer pressure to misbehave in HS or college?

Are kids under greater peer pressure to misbehave in HS or college?

Interesting question: Kids are always under peer pressure. As kids mature, they become more self assured & independent (usually following ideals instilled by parents) rather than depending on others for validation. College represents a problem in that this is the first place young adults are completely on their own to make good or bad choices. A person is always responsible for their actions high school or college. ...Read more

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26 year old male, no insurance. My blood pressure is about 165/95, if I quit drinking and chewing, how much will my BP drop, numbers wise. Scared!?

26 year old male, no insurance. My blood pressure is about 165/95, if I quit drinking and chewing, how much will my BP drop, numbers wise. Scared!?

Could normalize: You you are heavy and drinking/chewing excessively, dieting/exercising to get to ideal body wt, stop drinking/chewing may normalize your blood pressure. No eat too much salt--google up the dash diet (dietary approach to stop hypertention) and follow it. Then check your bp, if still high, consult doc. The money u save from drinks/tobaccos will be more than enough to buy medicines. Good luck. ...Read more

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30 year old male at 5ft 11 and 279 what should my blood pressure be, I am quitting smoking, and stopped drinking soft drinks?

30 year old male at 5ft 11 and 279 what should my blood pressure be, I am quitting smoking, and stopped drinking soft drinks?

Blood pressure: Over some years now the ideal blood pressure has gone down. We now think that almost anyone should be a able to achieve a blood pressure of 120/80 or even lower, say, 115/75. This is with or without medication. It should be possible at your age with a lot of work. Your weight is a substantial obstacle. Good luck. ...Read more

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No insurance, 26, male drinks 6-8 beers a day, I chew tobacco, I'm quitting drinking, my blood pressure is 165 / 95, I'm scared of spikes while quit.?

No insurance, 26, male drinks 6-8 beers a day, I chew tobacco, I'm quitting drinking, my blood pressure is 165 / 95, I'm scared of spikes while quit.?

Good concern: Continuing to drink is not a good idea. May choose to taper drinking over a few weeks or see doc to consider you for an outpatient protocol. Blood pressure is just one of many concerns. ...Read more

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Does taking calotren and drinking visalus make your blooid pressure go up?

Does taking calotren and drinking visalus make your blooid pressure go up?

Yes: I checked online about the products you take. These are dietary non prescription diet pills which may contain herbal ingredients we don't exactly know that will curb your appetite. Most diet pills have some form of stimulants thus causing your symptoms. Stop the meds for now. Go see your dr for a complete evaluation including a TSH & ekg. Give us a feedback my friend. God bless u! ...Read more

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Which type of food and drink is good to take to lower pressure?

Which type of food and drink is good to take to lower pressure?

Bananas: High potassium foods help lower blood pressure- (bananas for example). The body gets rid of sodium in exchange for potassium. Try to drink drinks that don't have caffeine. Caffeine can raise your blood pressure as well. ...Read more