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

Introduction

Research shows that role of peers, in general, and parents ***** particular, along with drugs, especially Marijuana, ***** a significant impact on self-***** ***** adolescents. Before studying the ***** between ********** ***** use of marijuana, it is important ***** we understand what self-esteem *****. A simple definition of self esteem can be, "The judgment that we make about our own *****-worth 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 tolerance and respect for 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 of worthwhile and demanding goals, and take command and control of their lives (reference is not cited in the bibliography you have given)."

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

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

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