Adolescents begin to use substances for a variety of reasons, including biological influences and social and familial factors. For this assignment, complete the following:
- Identify three factors that you find to be most influential to the onset of substance use for adolescents (these may include social relationships, family patterns, mental health issues, and biological and psychosocial factors).
- Identify which of the variety of treatment approaches available for substance abuse is most effective for the adolescent population.
In addition to your assigned readings, you need to include two peer-reviewed and scholarly sources no more than 5 years old to support your work. Your paper and resources need to be in APA sixth edition style and format. The resources introduced in the second study in Unit 1 can help you in writing and formatting your paper.
Your paper should be 2–3 pages in length, excluding the title and reference pages. Prior to submitting, look at the Substance Disorder in Adolescence Scoring Guide to ensure you have met all of the criteria for this assignment.