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Section 17.2 Factors Affecting Drug Abuse Slide 1 of 13 Objective Evaluate how family, friends, and personal factors can influence an individual’s decisions.

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1 Section 17.2 Factors Affecting Drug Abuse Slide 1 of 13 Objective Evaluate how family, friends, and personal factors can influence an individual’s decisions about drugs. Section 17.2 Factors Affecting Drug Abuse

2 Section 17.2 Factors Affecting Drug Abuse Slide 2 of 13 Each question you answer “yes” to is a way you protect yourself from drug abuse. What other factors in your life help protect you from using drugs? Explain. Quick Quiz See how many of these questions you can answer “yes” to. Do you avoid situations where you think drugs might be used? Have you practiced refusing an offer of drugs? Are there adults in your life whom you trust and with whom you can talk about your problems? Do you manage stress in your life in healthy, constructive ways? Switch to QuickTake version of the quiz.

3 Section 17.2 Factors Affecting Drug Abuse Slide 3 of 13 A number of factors make it either more or less likely that a teen will abuse drugs. Risk Factors They include family factors, social factors, and personal factors.

4 Section 17.2 Factors Affecting Drug Abuse Slide 4 of 13 When family relationships are not close and supportive, teenagers may not get needed guidance. Family Factors Alienation may make teens more vulnerable to the influence of peers who abuse drugs. If family members abuse drugs, a teen is at higher risk of using drugs, too.

5 Section 17.2 Factors Affecting Drug Abuse Slide 5 of 13 Peer Group Many teens were first introduced to drugs by friends or by peers whose acceptance they wanted. Social Factors Role Models Teens may see their role models using drugs in movie roles or in real life, without seeing the negative effects. Competitive Pressure For some teens, a strong desire to excel at athletics may be a risk factor for drug use.

6 Section 17.2 Factors Affecting Drug Abuse Slide 6 of 13 Some teenagers might turn to drugs in an attempt to temporarily escape the negative feelings associated with stress. Personal Factors Another personal factor that may influence drug use is low self-esteem.

7 Section 17.2 Factors Affecting Drug Abuse Slide 7 of 13 A protective factor is a factor that reduces a person’s potential for harmful behavior. Protective Factors Having strong protective factors in your life will help you stay drug free.

8 Section 17.2 Factors Affecting Drug Abuse Slide 8 of 13 Protective family factors include Family Factors strong and positive family bonds parental awareness of a teen’s social activities and peer group clear rules that are consistently enforced

9 Section 17.2 Factors Affecting Drug Abuse Slide 9 of 13 Protective social factors include Social Factors having strong bonds to school and other community institutions associating with peers who are drug free having friends who are supportive and accepting

10 Section 17.2 Factors Affecting Drug Abuse Slide 10 of 13 Protective personal factors include Personal Factors a commitment to success in academics and extracurricular activities a personal belief that drug abuse is unacceptable

11 Section 17.2 Factors Affecting Drug Abuse Slide 11 of 13 Click above to go online. For: More on signs of drug dependency

12 Section 17.2 Factors Affecting Drug Abuse Slide 12 of 13 Vocabulary protective factorA factor that reduces a person’s potential for harmful behavior.

13 Section 17.2 Factors Affecting Drug Abuse Slide 13 of 13 QuickTake Quiz Click to start quiz.

14 Section 17.2 Factors Affecting Drug Abuse Slide 14 of 13 End of Section 17.2 Click on this slide to end this presentation.


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