Juvenile Drugs and Prostitution
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The paper explains that nearly two-thirds of all American youth try an illegal drug before they finish high school. The writer states that the juveniles most frequently driven to prostitution are young girls trying to escape abusive situations. The writer reviews literature written on the topics of juvenile drug abuse and prostitution. The writer suggests that more research needs to be done regarding these teenage issues and details specific topics for that research. The paper expresses the importance of making contacts by handing out literature to the public. In conclusion, the writer suggests outreach programs in which the emphasis lies not only on knowledge about safer drug use and safer sex but also on attitude, social standards and self-efficacy. Table Of Contents Importance of Study Introduction Identifying Juveniles in Danger Identifying Illusionary Sources About Prostitution Review of Literature 1. Tap 11: Treatment for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse: Opportunities for Coordination; Special Populations: Prostitutes 2. Blume (1992) Summarizes Some of the Differences in Chemical Dependency in Women When Compared with Men 3. Juveniles: Schinke, Botvin & Orlandi, 1991 4. The Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia (CASA) Released a Study Oct. 27, 1994 5. A Methodological Analysis of the Sexual Behavior NORC University of Chicago, February, 1992 6. The Relationship Between Cocaine Use, Drug Sales, and Other Delinquency Among a Cohort of High-Risk Youths Over Time, 1994 7. Teen Prostitution, Marie Cugini, Advocates for Children College Park Scholars University of Maryland, College Park 9. Breaking The Cycle A Developmental Model for the Assessment and Treatment of Adolescents with Alcohol and Other Drug Problems, By Leslie Acoca, M.A., M.F.C.C. 10. McKeganey et al, 1990, Green et al, 1993. Gossop et al (1994) Interviewed 51 Women Drug Using Prostitutes Basis for Discussion Research Design Making Contacts Limitations References Bibliography
From the Paper:"Juveniles are most frequently driven to prostitution in order to escape abusive situations. These young girls feel they have no choice. In addition, laws designed to protect children from sexual abuse are not applied to juvenile prostitutes. The following case history suggests that a number of juveniles engaged in prostitution grew up in abusive and/or neglectful homes, a fragile self esteem and limited resources lead some girls believe they had no other choice but to enter the world of prostitution. "Repeatedly myths and illusions about prostitution are built on misinformation and fantasy of sexuality that are promoted through movies, TV, video tapes and printed materials including pornography. These may entice naive young teens into prostitution through false promises of glamour and riches. In reality, juvenile prostitutes suffer pain humiliation and degradation at the hands of their pimps and customers. They are susceptible to sexually transmitted diseases and unwanted pregnancies. Most are controlled by pimps who care first about how much money they get. Kids involved in prostitution frequently experience beatings, sado-masochistic treatment, and worse."
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