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Teen Substance Abuse.- The Catcher in the Rye.

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Joey Roper

on 14 April 2011

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Transcript of Teen Substance Abuse.- The Catcher in the Rye.

Teen Substance Abuse

Joey Roper, Taylor Wooten, and Alexis Campbell Teen Substance Abuse Statistics Underage drinking costs the U.S. $58 billion every year
40% of those who start drinking alcohol at 13 or younger develop alcohol dependence later in life (10% if 17)
Ecstasy & other drugs are available at 2/3 of raves.
Teens that drink are 50 times more likely to use cocaine than those that didnt consume alcohol.
63% of youth that drink say they got the alcohol from their or thier friend's house.
Alcohol kills 6 1/2 times more teens than all other drugs combined. Teens who's parents talk to them about substance abuse were 42% less likely to use drugs
More than 60% of teens said that drugs were sold, used or kept at school.
20% of 8th graders report having tried marijuana
28% of teens know a classmate or friend that has used ecstasy.
Aprox. 15% of 10th & 12th graders have used amphetamines.
Aprox. 1.8 million (0.8%) of youth age 12 and older have used cocaine.
Teen drug use has been recorded since 1970's "I sat down at the bar- it was pretty crowded- and had a couple of Scotch and sodas before old Luce even showed up" (142) Holden is just freely getting drinks without someone considering the fact he is underage "Boy, I sat at that goddam bar till around one o'clock or so, getting drunk as a bastard. I could hardly see straight." (150) Holden's bored and lonely so he just stays at the bar and drinks instead of finding somewhere to sleep "I could hardly see straight. When I was really drunk, I started that stupid business with the bullet in my guts again." (150) When Holden was not in the right state of mind he would start imagining he was physically injured. Questions

What excuse does Holden have for why girls date arrogant boys?
Why does Holden act older then he really is? (ex. cocktails, sex, calling girls in a deep voice.)
Do you think Holden wants to be an older man?
Why do you think Holden drinks and smokes so much?
Why does Holden think that he has to be drunk to ask girls out?
"I must've smoked about three cartons that day." (161) Smoking wasn's as big of a deal now because it was basically someting everybody did
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