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  • Teens and Social Withdrawal

Teens and Social Withdrawal

January 9, 2017|Teen Mental Health|

Teens can be particularly vulnerable to the lure of substance abuse for a variety of reasons. The developing personality and feelings of insecurity can often drive these young people into unwholesome behaviors to try to fit into a social group. Becoming addicted to substances can then lead to self-isolating behavior that further alienates them from their peers. A further look shows how teens and social withdrawal can be an indicator of a number of problems that require professional treatment. Social Pressure and Substance Use The teenage years are a time when brain function and personality are not fully developed. Individuals [...]