Influence of pop culture on drug abuse


Many teens are stressed by school causing anxiety in social lives and personal lives at home. The introduction of drugs and alcohol can open doorways to unhealthy methods of alleviating stress. It is not always the case as peer pressure plays a role in teen substance use also. Peer pressure is constantly being reinforced by recurrences of drug and alcohol use in movies and television. Some artists even use street drug names like Molly or Mary Jane to teach kids about drugs. Certain television programs and movie characters try to justify drug use by stating how it enhances awareness, expands mental boundaries or makes everything look more enjoyable.

The Influence of Pop Culture on Drug and Alcohol Use

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