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Drugs and Alcohol.

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  • Essay length: 1753 words
  • Submitted: 26/11/2003
  • Marked by teacher: (?) Sam Morran
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This essay looks at the use of drugs and alcohol and the effect on health. It shows some good research in areas but has some information that isn't really relevant.

It could be enhanced by trying to investigate in greater depth why people would want to start taking or using these substances.

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Marked by teacher Sam Morran 07/06/2013

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Drugs and Alcohol

In this essay I aim to find out why people, particularly teenagers, turn to drugs and / or alcohol. I am also going to research the different kinds of drugs available, and the effects of these drugs and alcohol. I will also find out how I can help somebody with a drug or alcohol problem.

There are many reasons why people turn to drugs or alcohol, they include:

* They enjoy the short-term effects

* They want the same kind of experience they get from drinking alcohol

* Their friends use them

* They are curious about the effects

* The drugs are easily available

* As part of growing up, teenagers want to 'break the rules'

Alcohol, however, is a lot easier to get hold of, and many young children and teenagers have drunk alcohol with their friends to get drunk. I surveyed several teenagers that have drank alcohol and asked them why they did it.

Becky, 13 - My friends have vodka and stuff in their cupboards and we just mix them all up and get drunk for a laugh.

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This essay looks at the use of drugs and alcohol and the effect on health. It shows some good research in areas but has some information that isn't really relevant.

It could be enhanced by trying to investigate in greater depth why people would want to start taking or using these substances.

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Marked by teacher Sam Morran 07/06/2013

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