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Substance Abuse Support
  • Substance abuse refers to excessive use or overindulgence of an addictive substance, such as drugs and alcohol.
  • Substance use places youth at risk for offending behaviors because it lowers inhibitions and increases their exposure to criminal situations.
  • Youth may get caught in a cyclical pattern by which they engage in criminal behaviors to fund their addictions.

In the United States...

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Children have had at least 1 adverse Child/Family experience.

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Children have had at least 2 adverse Child/Family experiences.

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Children have experienced divorce or parental separation.

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Children and their family have experienced socioeconomic hardships.