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Self esteem and marijuana

Abstract

***** study attempted to investigate the relationship between self-esteem and *****. Participants have been divided into 2 groups. The first group of 197 students belonged to a tr*****ditional junior high school. These ***** students had been sorted after an initial survey. In the second *****, *****6 students ***** been selected based on ***** admission of drug use on a regul*****r basis varying form 1 to 7 times per week. This second survey was, once again, distributed at the classroom with ***** adolescent residential drug tre*****ment program. The ***** surveyed were from the demographic group within the same community. The results showed that students attending regular ***** high ***** and admitted ***** ***** drug ***** rated their self esteem as high. The students in a treatment center who were on probation for ***** use rated their ***** esteem as very low. ***** lack of consequences for drug us*****g behavior and the students' failure to connect as negative behaviors or feelings to drug ***** impacted their view ***** themselves. Low esteem h***** ***** studied ***** published as a precipitating factor to drug use.

Introduction

***** shows that role of peers, in general, and parents in particular, along with drugs, especially Marijuana, ***** a significant impact on ***** of adolescents. Be*****e study*****g the ***** between self-***** ***** use of marijuana, it is important ***** we understand what *****esteem *****. A simple definition of self esteem can be, "The judgment that we make about our own *****-worth and the ***** *****sociated with those judgments is one example of self esteem (facultyfp.sal*****bury.edu/iewhite/*****-esteem.htm)." Similarly, Robert Reasoned, president of national association for self esteem states, "high self ***** is characterized by tolerance and respect ***** others, individuals who accept responsibility for their actions, have integrity, take pride in ***** accomplishments, who are self motivated, willing to ***** risks, capable of handling criticism, loving and lovable, seek the challenge and stimulation of worthwhile and demanding goals, and take comm***** and control of their lives (reference is not cited in the bibliography you ***** given)."

Robert Reasoner asserts, "Low self esteem is the universal *****on denomina*****r among literally all people suffering from addictions to any and all mind altering substances such as alcohol (***** ***** not cited in the bibliography you have given)." Similarly, John Taylor identified significance of low self esteem by revealing ***** ***** suffering ***** low self-***** ***** 1.6 ***** more likely to become drug dependent by age 20. He ********** "Low self esteem is kind of the spark plug for *****destructive *****, and drug ***** ***** one of these (reference is not cited in the bibliography you ***** given)."

***** have shown that use ***** marijuana is consistently on the rise. For *****stance, Johnston, O'Malley, and Bachman (2005) reveal that, in 2004, "16 percent of 8th graders had been admitted to trying marijuana and 6 percent ***** been ***** to current use." Also, a*****her significant finding ***** ***** amongst 10th-graders, "35 percent had tried marijuana sometime in ********** lives, and

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