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Brett Harper
Life Orientation
Task 2
Grade: 12 U

Brett Harper
Life Orientation
Task 2
Grade: 12 U

Contents Page
* Activity 1: A)
B)
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* Activity 2: A)
B)
C)
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Dryfoss, Joy. 1990. Adolescents at Risk: Prevalence and Prevention. New York: Oxford University Press.
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Koch, P. B. 1993. "Promoting Healthy Sexual Development During Early Adolescence" In Early Adolescence: Perspectives on Research, Policy, and Intervention, ed. Richard Lerner. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum. http://www.answers.com/topic/risk-behaviors-sexual-activity-among-teens-and-teen-pregnancy-trends#ixzz2SPUeTu34

My intodution on the effect of drugs in our communities
The effects of drug abuse are not limited to hard drugs. Even the occasional use of so called soft drugs such as cannabis has been shown to result in diminished concentration and responsibility that have often been the cause of motor vehicle and pedestrian accidents resulting in serious injury or death. One other way in which communities suffer the effects of drug abuse results from the economic impact. In the light of the recent global recession, this could prove to be the straw to break the camel’s back in smaller communities. Whether insuring against the resulting crime, providing medical services to sick addicts or policing the streets to deter dealing, the cost is high and it’s growing daily. A) How drugs impact our communities throughout South Africa Substance abuse can affect the community in many ways, often people on illegal drugs will steal to feed their dirty habits. The may commit these crimes by breaking in and entering into people's homes in our communities; they may even go as far as murdering someone to get away, even if accidental thus putting fear into our communities throughout our country. Finding drug paraphernalia littered on streets or back alleys; parks where children may be playing may cause harm even if not intended. The person on drugs just needs their fix whether it is a narcotic or alcohol and often will do anything or steal even from their own families to get what they want. They can be dangerous depending on what type of drugs they are on. I feel that drugs have been the culprit to many broken homes, motor accidents, murders, house breakings. The people that it impacts/affects range from young teens to high-class older individuals. Impaired driving. Driving under the influence of any drug can impair a driver's motor skills, reaction time and judgment — putting the driver, his or her passengers, and others on the road at risk. Sexual activity. Teens who abuse drugs are more likely to have poor judgment, which can result in unplanned and unsafe sex. Drug dependence. Teens who abuse drugs are at increased risk of serious drug use later in life. Concentration problems. Use of drugs, such as marijuana, might affect a teen's memory, motivation and ability to learn. Serious health problems. Ecstasy can cause liver damage and heart failure. High doses of or chronic use of methamphetamine can cause psychotic behavior. Chronic use of inhalants can harm the heart, lungs, liver and kidneys. Abuse of prescription or over-the-counter medications can cause respiratory distress and seizures.

B) Recommendations on how we can eliminate this problem
I feel that the cost to eliminating...
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