Category - Teen
However, the relationship between drugs and music stretches across genres and decades. the average teen listening to popular songs hears 84 daily references, 591 weekly references, and more than 30,700 yearly references in music to substance use, according to the study. Guess what theyre hearing about? One in three popular songs contains explicit references to drug or alcohol use, according to a new report in the archives of pediatrics and adolescent medicine. That means kids are receiving about 35 references to substance abuse for every hour of music they listen to, the authors determined. These lyrics are heavy, for sure (and not the kind of heavy that heavy metal usually refers to). This bands music and the research on it challenge the belief that being counter-cultural means glorifying drug and alcohol use. Certain lyrics can describe exactly what youre going through and hit you right in the heart. Its hard not be moved by music, especially when youre in a transitional phase in your life, like during addiction and recovery. Unfortunately, there is a dark side to it for some, in the form of drug abuse and musicians. Drug abuse and musicians the field of music also a playing field of its own for substance abuse. Music is religious, music is spiritual, music is style and music is an intricate part of life. Since the 1980s, rappers have referenced substance use in lyrics. Others have expressed concern about drug culture, emphasizing the negative consequences, including addiction. Overall, explicit substance use is portrayed most frequently in rap music (48 of 62 songs 77) and least frequently in pop music (3 of 35 songs 9). Substance use is most commonly motivated by peersocial pressure and sex, and it is associated with partying and sex. if a new drug were discovered today, a new music scene would spring up overnight.