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Self esteem and marijuana

Abstract

This 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 197 students had been sorted after an initial survey. In the second *****, 26 students ***** been selected based on ***** admission of drug use on a regular 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 students surveyed were from the demographic group within the same community. ***** results showed that students attending regular junior high ***** and admitted ***** regular drug ***** rated their self esteem as high. The ***** in a treatment center who were on probation for ***** use ***** their ***** esteem ***** very low. The lack ***** consequences ***** drug using behavior ***** the students' failure to connect as negative behaviors or feelings to drug use impacted their view of themselves. Low esteem h***** ***** studied and published as a precipitating factor to ***** use.

Introduction

***** shows that role of peers, in general, ***** parents ***** particular, along with drugs, especially Marijuana, ***** a significant impact on self-***** of adolescents. Before studying the ***** between self-esteem and use of *****, it is important ***** we understand what self-esteem *****. A simple definition of self esteem can be, "***** judgment that we make about our own ********** and the ***** associated 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 esteem is characterized by ********** and respect ***** o*****rs, individuals ***** accept responsibility for their actions, have integrity, take pride in their accomplishments, who are self motivated, willing to take risks, capable of handling criticism, loving and lovable, seek the challenge ***** stimulation ***** worthwhile and demanding goals, and take command and control of their lives (reference is not cited in the bibliography you ***** given)."

***** Reasoner asserts, "Low self ***** is the universal common denom*****ator among literally all people suffering ***** addictions to any and all mind altering substances such as alcohol (reference is not cited in the ***** you have given)." Similarly, John Taylor identified signifi*****ce of low self esteem by reveal*****g ***** 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 *****destructive *****, ***** drug ***** is one ***** these (reference is not cited in the bibliography you have given)."

Studies have shown that use of marijuana is consistently on the rise. For instance, Johns*****n, O'Malley, and Bachman (2005) reveal that, in 2004, "16 percent of 8th graders had been admitted to trying marijuana and 6 ***** ***** been admitted to current *****." *****lso, ano*****r significant finding was ***** amongst 10th-graders, "35 percent had tried marijuana sometime in their lives, *****

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