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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 traditional junior high school. *****se 197 students had been sorted after an initial survey. In the second survey, *****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 ***** was, once again, distributed at the classroom with an adolescent residential drug tre*****ment program. The students surveyed were from the demographic ***** within the same community. The results showed that students attending regular ***** high school and admitted ***** ***** drug ***** rated their self esteem as *****. The ***** in a treatment center who were on probati***** for ***** use ***** their ***** esteem ***** very low. ***** lack of consequences ***** drug using behavior and the students' failure to connect as negative behaviors or feelings to drug ***** impacted ***** view of themselves. Low ***** h***** ***** studied and published as a precipitating factor to ***** use.

Introduction

Research shows that role of peers, in general, ***** parents ***** particular, along with drugs, especially Marijuana, ***** a signific*****nt impact on *****esteem ***** adolescents. Before studying the relationship between self-esteem and use of marijuana, it is important ***** we understand what ***** is. A simple definition of self esteem can be, "The judgment that we make about our own self-worth and the feelings associated with those judgments is one example of self esteem (facultyfp.sal*****bury.edu/iewhite/self-esteem.htm)." Similarly, Robert Reasoned, president of national association for self esteem states, "high self esteem is characterized by *****lerance and respect ***** others, individuals who accept responsibility for their actions, have integrity, take pride in their accomplishments, who are self motivated, will*****g to take 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 ***** given)."

Robert 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 ***** ***** cited in the ***** you have given)." Similarly, John Taylor identified signifi*****ce of low self esteem by revealing ***** 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 *****, and ***** use ***** one of these (***** is not cited in the bibliography you have given)."

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

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