alcohol and substaance abuse

alcohol and substaance abuse


Alcohol and Substance Abuse

This paper will talk about people that are affected by alcohol and substance abuse. Also it will discuss people of all age, gender, and more that are addicted to drugs alcohol and other substances like pills, marijuana, herion and more. It will analyze the intersection of social, political, and economic factors affecting vulnerability.
Alcohol abuse has been known to be most recognized types of addictive. By it being inexpensive and is use for casual use among the general public, I believe it can have a big effect on people. In Detroit it is a store on every corner, but you have to be 21 years old. Studies have shown that those who drink alcohol start at 12 that is when most people have their first tastes. Also 33% of the population tasted their first alcohol beverage between the ages of 15 and 17, while 18% experienced it prior to this.
As for alcohol abuse some individual dependence on it and the numbers start off high with those who first drank before they were 12 and then drop off after that. For example, 16% of alcoholics began drinking prior to turning 12 years old, while only 9% first touched alcohol between 15 and 17. This percentage is even lower, at 2.6%, for those who first started the habit after they were 21. These statistics clearly show that introducing a person to alcohol at a very young age can put them at severe risk of dependence or abuse later on in life.
American population has never consumed the uses of substance abuse in the past as it is in today time. At my son school they have said to give the kids coffee before class to keep them up, however you can be very addicted because it is caffeine and have a lot of sugar in it.

This group is growing faster than the general public. If you...

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