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Self esteem and marijuana

Abstract

***** study attempted to investigate the relationship between self-***** and marijuana. Participants have been divided into 2 groups. The first group of 197 students belonged to a traditional junior high school. These ***** students had been sorted after an initial survey. In the second *****, *****6 students had 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 an adolescent residential drug treatment program. The ***** surveyed were from the demographic ***** within the same community. ***** results showed that students attending regular ***** high ***** and admitted ***** regular drug ***** rated their self esteem as high. The ***** in a ***** center who were on probati***** for ***** use rated their ***** esteem as very low. The lack of consequences ***** drug using behavior and the students' failure to connect as negative behaviors or feelings to drug use impacted ***** view ***** themselves. Low ***** has been studied and published as a precipitating factor to drug use.

Introduction

***** shows that role of peers, in general, ***** parents ***** particular, along with drugs, especially Marijuana, have a signific*****nt impact on *****esteem of adolescents. Before studying the ***** between self-esteem and use of marijuana, it is important ***** we understand what ***** 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.salisbury.edu/iewhite/*****-esteem.htm)." Similarly, Robert Reasoned, president of national association for self esteem states, "high self esteem is characterized by tolerance and respect ***** o*****rs, individuals who accept responsibility for their actions, have integrity, take pride in their accomplishments, ***** are self motivated, willing to ***** risks, capable of handling criticism, loving and lovable, seek the challenge ***** stimulation ***** 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 from addictions to any and all mind altering substances such as alcohol (reference ***** ***** cited in the bibliography you ***** given)." Similarly, John Taylor identified signifi*****ce of low self esteem by reveal*****g ***** adolescents suffering ***** ***** self-esteem are 1.6 times more likely to become drug dependent by age 20. He *****serts "Low self esteem is kind of the spark plug for self-destructive behavi*****, ***** ***** use ***** one of these (***** is not cited in the ***** you have given)."

Studies ***** shown that use ***** ***** is consistently on the rise. For instance, Johns*****n, O'Malley, and Bachman (*****05) reveal that, in 2004, "***** percent of 8th graders had ***** admitted to trying marijuana and 6 percent had been admitted to current *****." Also, another significant finding ***** that amongst 10th-graders, "35 percent had tried marijuana sometime in their lives, *****

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