Adolescence is a time of significant physical, psychological, social, emotional, and intellectual development. Teens tend to be more adventurous than adults, possibly increasing their willingness to take chances and engage in risky behaviours, such as drug use. However, drug and alcohol use during adolescence can be particularly risky and increase the risk for problems with attention, learning, and working memory, as well as increase the risk for future problems with substance abuse and addiction. Substance Abuse occurs frequently among adolescents and is often identified among teens who are experiencing interpersonal and family conflicts, difficulty at school; or failure, exposure to criminal activity, or predisposition to some psychiatric disorders.
Is my adolescent child a victim of substance abuse?
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