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What Causes Teen Drug Abuse?

By March 11, 2009 No Comments

What causes teen drug abuse?

Unfortunately there is not one simple solitary cause for teen drug abuse. As we know addiction is a Bio-Psych-Social disease and all of these components (Biological, Psychological and Social) play a part in addiction. Some teens are more vulnerable than others. Having a relative that is an addict, battling with depression and hanging out with a crowd that uses drugs are all examples of factors that contribute to one’s vulnerability to addiction. Other factors that place teens at more risk than others include:

-lack of parental supervision

-poor communication or relations between teens and their parents

-inconsistency within the family

-inconsistency regarding rules or consequences

-impulsivity

-psychological distress

-excessive mood swings and sensitivity

– lack of drug education

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