Reasons why young people take substances

There are so many negative consequences of taking psychoactive substances that it might seem strange that many young people are abusing substances.

Why do young people use harmful substances?

Shows two women discussing why young people use substances.

Activity

Make a list of reasons why young people use substances and compare your list with the list at the end of the study session.

One reason that young people do not worry about the possibility of substance abuse affecting their health is that they are not educated about the negative consequences. Giving them this education is a very important role for you.

Last modified: Thursday, 10 July 2014, 8:42 PM