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Substance abuse is a growing problem for many people.
The causes of substance abuse are many like family factors and the social factors. Children and adults who live in chaotic home environment are at a greater risk of causing substance abuse. In effecting parenting and lack of parental attachment along with lack of nurturing can also contribute to be a cause of the substance abuse in teenagers. Social problems like difficulty in coping in school, association with a deviant peer group can lead trigger substance abuse in children and teenagers. Many a times, the perception of approval of drug use behavior can also lead to substance abuse.
The family members and the friends of the sufferer can first recognize the symptoms of substance abuse. The various symptoms of the substance abuse in teenagers include isolating socially and giving up activities like playing; hanging out with friends etc. The teenagers under substance abuse also start declining in their grades. Some of the teenagers also engage in lying about things and demand money, without giving the reason of its use.
The symptoms of substance abuse also include forgetfulness, sounding very selfish and not at all caring about the family and the close ones. These people tend to use more room deodorizers and other kind of incense. One may also find paraphernalia in the rooms of the people under substance abuse.
Early detection of the causes and symptoms of substance abuse can increase the chances of a successful treatment of the people under substance abuse.
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