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Self esteem and marijuana

Abstract

***** study attempted to investigate the relationship between self-***** 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 had 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 the classroom with an adolescent residential drug tre*****ment program. The ***** surveyed were from the demographic ***** within the same community. The results showed that students attending regular junior high school *****d admitted ***** ***** drug use rated their self esteem as *****. ***** ***** in a treatment center who were on probation for drug use ***** their ***** esteem as very low. The lack ***** consequences for drug us*****g behavior and the students' failure to connect as negative behaviors or feelings ***** drug ***** impacted their view of themselves. Low esteem h***** been studied and published as a precipitating factor to drug use.

Introduction

***** shows that role of peers, in general, and parents ***** particular, along with drugs, especially Marijuana, ***** a significant impact on self-esteem ***** adolescents. Before studying the relationship between ***** and ***** 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 *****-worth and the feelings associated with those judgments is one example of self esteem (facultyfp.salisbury.edu/iewhite/self-esteem.htm)." Similarly, Robert Reasoned, president of national association for self esteem states, "high self esteem is characterized by ********** and respect for o*****rs, individuals ***** accept responsibility for their actions, have integrity, take pride in ***** accomplishments, who are self motivated, willing to take risks, capable of handling criticism, loving and lovable, seek the challenge and stimulation of worthwhile and demanding goals, and take command and control of their lives (reference is not cited in the bibliography you have given)."

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

Studies have shown that use of marijuana is consistently on the rise. For *****stance, Johnston, O'Malley, and Bachman (*****05) reveal that, in 2004, "***** percent of 8th graders had ***** admitted to trying marijuana and 6 ***** ***** been admitted to current use." *****lso, ano*****r significant finding w***** ***** amongst 10th-graders, "35 percent had tried marijuana sometime in ***** lives, *****

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