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NCJ Number: 167166 Find in a Library
Title: Teen Addiction
Editor(s): P A Winters
Date Published: 1997
Page Count: 170
Sponsoring Agency: Greenhaven Press
Farmington Hills, MI 48333-9187
Publication Number: ISBN 1-56510-535-4
Sale Source: Greenhaven Press
P.O. Box 9187
Farmington Hills, MI 48333-9187
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Identifying the causes of teenage substance use and dependence plays an important role in preventing addiction among teenagers.
Abstract: Health experts agree there are many overlapping causes of teenage substance use, ranging from underestimation of risk by young people to the influence of parents and other adults. Proposed solutions also run the gamut from public health campaigns and educational programs to 12-step programs to drug testing of children by parents. The book organizes opposing viewpoints on causes of and solutions to teenage substance use and dependence according to four chapters: (1) causes of teenage addiction--peer pressure, underestimation of risk, advertising, lack of education on how to resist drugs, parental behavior, emulation of rock musicians, and excitement and escape; (2) teenage substance use as a serious problem; (3) teenage substance use prevention--communication between parents and children, drug abuse education, drug testing, and 12-step programs; and (4) regulation of tobacco marketing to prevent teenage addiction to cigarettes. References
Main Term(s): Juvenile drug use
Index Term(s): Alcohol abuse prevention; Drug abuse; Drug abuse education; Drug dependence; Drug prevention programs; Drug testing; Juvenile drug abusers; Parental influence; Peer influences on behavior; Tobacco use; Underage Drinking
Note: DCC. Current Controversies Series
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