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...
Children have had at least 1 adverse Child/Family experience.
Children have had at least 2 adverse Child/Family experiences.
Children have experienced divorce or parental separation.
Children and their family have experienced socioeconomic hardships.