posted by erianne on .
I have an assignment regarding an argumentative essay the title is "drug and alcohol abuse is a serious problem among many young people." I need 1 to 4 pages if you could help me on this.... It would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
I just took a drug and alcohol class taught by trauma nurses (It was required for my MIP diversion). What exactly do you want to know?
Firstly. It is definitely a problem, especially among high school and college age kids. Secondly, it's been shown that drug and alcohol abuse at a young age (IE before 15) increases your rate of addiction by a lot. You could easily talk about the social affects, the health affects, etc. You could also talk about the reasoning that people choose to trake drugs and alcohol. These might include: problems at home (parents are addicts, or abusive parents), social pressures, depression, etc.
thanks is there any article or broader points that I could cite on?
Can't help you there. These were just points brought up in the class i went to.
Social affects and health affects should be easy to find, a simple google search will probably bring up good results. The others you will probably have to rely on studies done by professionals
Try some of the following links for information and ideas, but be sure not to plagerize: