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Doctor insights on: Drugs And Alcohol Peer Pressure Scenarios

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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 dont enjoy being told what to do /what is cool and how much you dont 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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Is it possible to be addicted to things other than drugs and alcohol?

Is it possible to be addicted to things other than drugs and alcohol?

Absolutely.: Chocolate, fat, video games - anything that gives instant pleasure is likely to have a corresponding addiction. Yes, that, too. ...Read more

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How can my school environment affect my response to drugs and alcohol?

How can my school environment affect my response to drugs and alcohol?

School environment: Trying to be "like" one's school peers can make it very tempting to use drugs and/or alcohol, if they are. This can be a real danger to you -- especially if as my colleague warns, you might have genetic vulnerabilities for alcohol or drug abuse. Using alcohol or drugs will distract from studies & other important activities. It can also impair your concentration, mood, and ability to relate. ...Read more

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Is it now compulsory to be tested for drugs and alcohol when having pilot's medical?

Is it now compulsory to be tested for drugs and alcohol when having pilot's medical?

Yes: A person is tested for the following by the flight surgeon: marijuana, cocaine, pcp, methamphamine, ecstasy, morphine, Codeine and heroin. ...Read more

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I see a bad future of drugs and alcohol ahead of me, i just want opinions?

I just want your: Opinion. Do you want a bad future of drugs and alcohol? If not, would stay away from them entirely and introduce yourself to 12 step programs like alcoholics anonymous and narcotics anonymous. ...Read more

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Do you think the use of drugs and alcohol is more a social or personal problem?

Do you think the use of drugs and alcohol is more a social or personal problem?

Drugs & alcohol: Drugs and alcohol are quite freely available, and combining them can be very dangerous as dr. Amawi says. Not everyone uses alcohol to excess, but some do. Also, not everyone abuses drugs. In terms of the effects these create in our lives, drug and alcohol abuse are both personal and social problems, . Yet each of us has personal responsibility for what we do with and about them. ...Read more

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How can I get my friends to understand that I really have quit drugs and alcohol for good?

How can I get my friends to understand that I really have quit drugs and alcohol for good?

Can be hard: Probably the best way is to commit to, and keep working on, your program. If you're in a 12 step program, excellent. You can get a sponsor and work your steps. People who abuse drugs & alcohol often hurt people close to them, and those people can be self-protective. It can be hard for you to be patient, but they probably need time to observe what you do. As the saying goes, "easy does it.". ...Read more

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What are 4 reasons addiction to drugs and alcohol can change your personality?

1 reason for change.: Homework assignment? Will discuss 1 reason. When a person develops more & more of a singular focus, it excludes other things from their life. They may not have time for family or friends. They may miss work or church, family outings etc., because they are either using, trying to get the subtance to abuse or recovering from substance use. This means that other people & things loss importance. ...Read more

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Is there a scientific reason for me having a high tolerance to many drugs, and alcohol?

YEP Genetics: It is well proven genetically that some people have a higher tolerance to drugs and their effects than others do. Thios is why the practice of medicine is as much art as it is science. ...Read more

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