Adolescents & the Risk of Substance Abuse


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An adolescent who doesn't have any friends is most likely to use drugs as a result of which reason? Choose the best answer.

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1. Jordan is a student who has a 4.0 GPA, is great at running track, and has many friends. She's never done drugs. What, however, might predispose her to doing drugs?


How do parents play a role in adolescents and the risk of substance abuse?

I. If they don't supervise their kids, the adolescents are more likely to use drugs

II. If the parents do drugs, the adolescents are more likely to use them as well

III. If the mother uses drugs while pregnant, her children are more likely to as well

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Gauge your knowledge of teens and drug use by answering the multiple-choice questions on this quiz or worksheet. These assessments test your understanding of the circumstances, relationships and medical conditions that could result in teen drug use. To pass, choose the correct answer of four available with each question.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This worksheet and quiz can test your knowledge of:

  • A reason an adolescent with no friends might use drugs
  • A circumstance that might cause a non-drug user to use
  • The role a parent could play in the risk of adolescent substance abuse
  • Traumas that place adolescents at greater risk of developing a substance abuse disorder
  • What might cause a student suffering from depression to use drugs

Skills Practiced

Use this quiz and worksheet to practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding depression and drug use and interpret it correctly
  • Making connections - use understanding of adolescent relationships with friends and parents to answer questions about reasons for drug use
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how a trauma can affect drug use

Additional Learning

The lesson called Adolescents & the Risk of Substance Abuse explores how and why adolescents often turn to drugs. Review this lesson to learn more about:

  • Individuals categorized as adolescents
  • The risks of drug use associated with adolescents
  • Reasons teens sometimes experiment with drugs
  • Risks of addiction for casual drug users