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Unformatted text preview: Very rarely is substance use initiated prior to or after the 2 nd decade of life- For some Continuous manifestation of a risky trajectory- For others Experimentation as a normative part of adolescence. CBS NEWS: 60 MINUTES http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/? id=4819332n Age is important Consistent heavy drinking Declines by mid-twenties Abstainers and light drinkers not at risk Maggs, J.L. & Schulenberg, J.E. (2005). What encourages substance use among youth? Lure of intoxication The more stressful, negative, and hopeless an adolescents life, the more likely he is to use substances to make him feel better, provide a sense of power, or offer escape Lure of adult status and power/independence it confers Tendency for youth to equate substance use with maturity Bad jobs that require too much time can interfere with school, cause fatigue, disrupt social relationships, and expose teens to health hazards Adolescents who work more than 15-20...
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This note was uploaded on 02/21/2012 for the course PYSC 521 taught by Professor Dr.zarrett during the Spring '11 term at South Carolina.

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