Spring Break Activities 🙂
1. Read or watch something related to your project etc.
I watched a video from Ted.com about a psychologist, Dan Ariely, called “Are we in control of our own decisions?” Dan Ariely talks about how the decisions we make everyday are affected by the circumstance that we are in. For an example, things that we see are usually not what we think. Our mind tricks us in to thinking something is better than it really is if we see something worse than what we thought was better in the first place.
2. Find an example that resembles something you want to do.
Marina Barnard wrote a report on how a son or daughter with a drug problem can have an effect on the rest of the family called Drugs in the Family: the impact on parents and siblings
3. Find someone in your field to talk to about your project. Call them, email them, or/and interview them.
My field of study is psychology. I was not able to talk to a psychologist but I was about to talk to someone close to that field. Maria Figueroa, one of my close friends mother works as a NADAP. Which is a job that determines whether someone who is dependable on drugs is eligible to go to rehab or doesn’t need to. Mrs. Figueroa decides that the person needs rehab or not based on the persons family relationship, if they have children, their background such as their life as adolescents and the drugs they abuse.
Talking to Mrs. Figueroa helped me get a better understand as to what people go through when they are influenced by drugs like with their family and their relationships with other people. She believed that substances such as marijuana, alcohol and even cigarettes are easy gateways to using other drugs.