What Causes Teen Drug Abuse?

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


-psychological distress

-excessive mood swings and sensitivity

– lack of drug education

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