Risk Factors for Drug Abuse in Youths

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) falls under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and reports on the risk factors for drug use among juveniles. Among these factors are neighborhood characteristics, parental involvement, peer influence, religious involvement, and drug prevention or awareness programs.

In your opinion, which are the top two risk factors for drug use? Why?

Recommend at least two measures to address these factors to reduce the drug use problem among juveniles. Justify your responses.

 

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