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Substance Abuse

Derived from the coca plant of South America

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Common effects of marijuana use People abuse substances such as drugs,

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Substance Abuse Causes

Substance Abuse Symptoms Substance Abuse Causes


Substance Abuse Causes

Use and abuse of Certain risk factors may increase substances such as Taking risks, includingtoto Feeling up past activities sexual Giving rundown, hopeless, get Getting drunk or high on drugs Having likelihood abuse someone's to drink moresuch as cigarettes, alcohol, and riskssame high or hanging depressed, orbasis driving out Drinking and sports, homework, suicidal on a regular even the substances. Having selfish andorder to Soundingfriends from school with new"blackouts"-forgetting in Lying, particularly aboutbegin how Suspension in not shy behavior in Believing thatmay caring illegal drugsdid the night * Inappropriatelyor or about others she other drugs he or what he or aggressiveenvironment Declining you home drink or much alcohol need to have fun grades alcohol or or of room deodorizers and work the Chaotic an classroom for Useis using childhood or parenting before coping and Aggressiveness skills irritability she other drugs the teen use * Poor social Ineffective drug-related incident in incense Forgetfulness Avoiding friends or about Constantly talking family * Poor school performance Frequent hangovers and years. get using other valuables Lack of such as baggies, Paraphernalianurturingdrugs * Association with a deviantor Disappearing money high group order to or drunk or peer drinking
* Perception of approval of drug use paper small boxes, pipes, and rollingbehavior parental attachment use other drugs Getting in trouble with the law

Pressuring others to drink or

Prevention

Substance Abuse Treatment


Medical Treatment

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Often,substances abusers underlying Most a drug user has an believe mental disorder, one that increases they can stop using drugs on their risk for substance abuse. try do not own, but a majority who succeed. Such disorders must be treated Treating and through counseling medicallysubstance abuse depends on both the person and the along with the drug abuse. Reference: substance being used. http://www.emedicinehealth.com