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
-excessive mood swings and sensitivity
– lack of drug education