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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. *****se ***** students had been sorted after an initial survey. In the second *****, *****6 students ***** been selected based on the 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 ***** classroom with an adolescent residential drug treatment program. The ***** surveyed were from the demographic ***** within the same community. The results showed that students attending regular ***** high school ********** admitted ***** regular drug ***** rated their self esteem as *****. ***** students in a ***** center who were on probation for drug use rated their ***** esteem as very low. The lack ***** consequences for drug us*****g behavior and the students' failure to connect as negative behaviors or feelings to drug use impacted their view of themselves. Low ***** has been studied ***** published as a precipitating factor to ***** use.

Introduction

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

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

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

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