International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Review Papers | Psychiatry | India | Volume 12 Issue 8, August 2023

Understanding the Complexities of Adolescent Drug Abuse: Causes, Consequences, and Prevention - A Review Article

Sunitha P. S

Abstract: This comprehensive article delves into the pervasive issue of drug abuse among adolescents, discussing its prevalence, stages, causes, and potential consequences. The article emphasizes the importance of recognizing the biological, psychological, and social factors contributing to drug abuse while highlighting the role of peer influence. It also examines various substances, such as tobacco, alcohol, marijuana, and opioids, detailing their effects and associated risks. Furthermore, the article explores prevention strategies, including education, counseling, group support, and medical interventions. By shedding light on this critical issue, the article seeks to equip readers with the knowledge necessary to address and prevent adolescent drug abuse effectively.

Keywords: Adolescent drug abuse, Causes, Consequences, Prevention, Peer influence

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 8, August 2023,

Pages: 1404 - 1407

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