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- Substance use and abuse in adolescence: An overview
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Substance use and abuse in adolescence: An overview
Substances are widely used by youth as a means of excitement, consolation, belonging to a referent group, rebellion, a symbol of social and sexual maturity and independence. The destabilization of the family, permissiveness, indifference of the adult world, ethical confusion, peer pressure and the decline of self-discipline among the young are the essential causes of adolescent substance use and abuse. Preventive and treatment efforts are flawed by disagreements in the area of diagnosis and strategy, lack of cohesiveness, insufficient funds and deficiencies in follow-up procedures. This is a preview of subscription content, access via your institution. Rent this article via DeepDyve. Google Scholar.
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Drugs are chemical substances that can change how your body and mind work. They include prescription medicines, over-the-counter medicines , alcohol , tobacco , and illegal drugs. Drug use is dangerous. It can harm your brain and body, sometimes permanently. It can hurt the people around you, including friends, families, kids, and unborn babies.
Jump to navigation. Mental illness and substance use are closely linked. First, adolescents with mental health disorders are more likely to self-medicate, using alcohol and other drugs in an effort to cope. Second, substance abusers are more likely to develop a mental health issue, creating a complicated cycle. Furthermore, transitional periods, such as entering a new school or school year and puberty, are high-risk periods for adolescents. A common outlet, using alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, is a serious public health issue.
This in turn suggests the possible need to employ multiple responses dynamically and integratively in the prevention and treatment of substance.
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This study uses a functional perspective to examine the reasons young people cite for using psychoactive substances. The study sample comprised young poly-drug users recruited using snowball-sampling methods. Data on lifetime and recent frequency and intensity of use for alcohol, cannabis, amphetamines, ecstasy, LSD and cocaine are presented. A majority of the participants had used at least one of these six drugs to fulfil 11 of 18 measured substance use functions. The most popular functions for use were using to: relax
Check out our interactive infographic to see progress toward the Substance Abuse objectives and other Healthy People topic areas. Reduce substance abuse to protect the health, safety, and quality of life for all, especially children. In , an estimated 22 million Americans struggled with a drug or alcohol problem. Almost 95 percent of people with substance use problems are considered unaware of their problem. These estimates highlight the importance of increasing prevention efforts and improving access to treatment for substance abuse and co-occurring disorders.
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