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I Introduction Crack booze pot crystal- from the inner city to the suburbs tosmall towns the world of the adolescent is permeated by drugs When a littleharmless experimentation becomes addiction parents teachers and clinicians areoften at a loss For this age group roughly ages 13 to 23 traditional substance abuseprograms simply are not enough Nowinski inside cover Todays society provides many challenges for adolescents that ourparents never had to face Pre-marital sex and pregnancy alcohol abuse and drugaddiction have always been around but they have never been more available to adolescentsthan they are now Adolescents are more on their own to take care of themselves with moreand more single parent households The problem of drug and alcohol is a major oneTeenagers feel a need to drink and do drugs to fit in to peer groups The problem iswidespread The common thoughts that drugs are only in the city where the poor live butthat is wrong Any single person can get drugs from the inner city to the small ruraltowns of Texas and Nebraska It doesnt matter where you are There is a major needfor adults to intervene and stop the problem at its beginnings the adolescents If we sithere and deny the fact that the problem is there then we are just setting ourselves up fordisasterII Review of LiteratureA Source 1 The first piece of literature that I used was a book written by DrJoseph Nowinski entitled Substance Abuse in Adolescents Young Adults It was writtenat the Elmcrest Psychiatric Institute in 1990 The book described Dr Nowinskisstudy of adolescent addicts of drugs and alcohol It goes on to explain the need for thedevelopment of treatment plans for adolescents because conventional plans do not work onthis age groupB Source 2 The second source that I used was a journal article entitledPrevalence of substance abuse in a rural teenage population It was written byWade Silverman This article was published in The Journal of Adolescent
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