Teens with poor self-esteem or emotional or mental health problems, such as depression, also are at increased risk.
Substance abuse can lead to serious problems such as poor schoolwork, loss of friends, problems at home, and lasting legal problems.
Alcohol and drug abuse is a leading cause of teen death or injury related to car crashes, suicides, violence, and drowning.
Substance abuse can increase the risk of pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV, because of unprotected sex.
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Others can't control their urges or cravings for them. Teens may try a number of substances, including cigarettes, alcohol, household chemicals (inhalants), prescription and over-the-counter medicines, and illegal drugs. Marijuana is the illegal drug that teens use most often.
Teens tend to try new things and take risks, so they may take drugs or drink alcohol because it seems exciting.
This 13-card reading explains the romantic atmosphere of each month, as well as the year overall.Teens with family members who have problems with alcohol or other drugs are more likely to have serious substance abuse problems.Also, teens who feel that they are not connected to or valued by their parents are at greater risk.Even occasional alcohol use by a teen increases the risk for future alcohol and drug problems.The ultimate goal of prevention and intervention is to stop dating violence before it begins.