sheet - substance use by South African adolescents
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Group, Medical Research Council
by UNDCP Global Assessment Programme (GAP) on Drug Abuse
of alcohol and other drug use by adolescents
risk for injury and death due to interpersonal violence, motor
vehicle accidents, and drownings.
probability of engaging in high risk sexual behaviours, placing
the user at risk for both unwanted pregnancies and sexually
transmitted diseases, including HIV.
risk for suicidal ideation and behaviour.
risk for psychiatric disorders, including conduct, mood, and
substance use has been associated with academic difficulties,
declining grades, absenteeism, truancy, and school drop-out.
use during adolescence has also been associated with involvement
in crime and gang-related activities.
AOD use may lead to deteriorations in psycho-social functioning,
characterised by impaired psychological and social development,
and poor peer and family relationships.
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