Abstract Drug abuse among teenagers in North America is a major social and human health concern. It is generally assumed that it is a major problem in impoverished communities. However, recent research has suggested that teen drug abuse can occur and does occur among teenagers in all socio-economic classes. The factors contributing to teen drug abuse are a lack of social cohesion, family support and parental supervision. Social, educational and policing efforts focusing on low-income teens will only be treating the symptoms of teen drug abuse instead of the cause. Teenage Drug Abuse in North America Introduction Drug abuse is a highly complex issue. It takes a number of forms in North America. Even though the exact nature of drug abuse...The end:
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