Unformatted text preview: likely relapse because very few adolescents abstain from drugs and alcohol forever. Also, he believes that it takes more then the occasional use of drugs and/or alcohol does not make an addict. Addiction takes longer to become apparent in an individual. And he says that the “scare tactics” of Oetting and Beauvais will cause more adolescents to become users. Peele concludes that the only real ‘cure’ for drug and alcohol abuse in adolescents is prevention. He feels that if adolescents are properly informed about the effects of abuse they will be less likely to partake or abuse drugs and alcohol....
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This note was uploaded on 04/28/2008 for the course PSYCH 205 taught by Professor Burns during the Fall '07 term at Concordia WI.
- Fall '07