Low Self-Esteem and Abuse

Posted by Jeff | Thursday, May 28, 2009

Among the root causes of the problems of young people regarding drug or substance abuse is having low self-esteem. According to Wikipedia, self-esteem reflects a person’s overall evaluation or appraisal of his or her own worth. When a young person displays an unstable, low self-esteem which can be caused by a lot of things, it can lead to that person being easily influenced or dragged into drugs, especially when he or she is easily accepted by a group that uses such substances.

Having low esteem can erode one’s pride and self confidence especially when a constant wave of depression hits a person. It can be likened to a house that is slowly being eaten by pests or termites. Without any outside help, like the Atlanta Pest Control or the like, it can be really difficult to cope alone.

The help and support of family, friends and other loved ones can greatly benefit someone with low self-esteem. A seminar that we conduct which talks about the Five Love Languages or five ways that we can communicate love, can be very useful for parents with teens that are suffering with low self-esteem. For inquiries, feel free to leave a comment so we can contact you or email us at breakingpoint@abusepreventiontem.org