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Substance abuse 

Substance abuse
Substance abuse

David Coghill

, Sally Bonnar

, Sandra L. Duke

, Johnny Graham

, and Sarah Seth

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date: 25 September 2020

Definitions 380

Epidemiology 381

Current substance abuse prevalence and trends in young people 382

Aetiology 384

Prevention strategies 385

Screening 386

Assessment 388

Co-morbidity 390

Management 392

Recommended reading 394

In developed countries, the majority of adolescents will, at least once, experiment with illegal and potentially harmful substances. Clearly, not all of them will require psychiatric help and, hence, a definition or threshold for intervention is required....

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