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Common Causes of Substance Abuse in Girls and Young Women

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Part of what we are doing with A Change for Better is to help link you with high quality, accurate, up to date information. Today’s latest resource “Common Causes of Substance Abuse in Girls and Young Women” comes from Mental Health Matters

Excerpt below:

“From the time they’re about 8 years old until they reach age 22, females go through drastic changes in their lives. It is during these years that they are learning who they are as individuals and how that fits into society and their peers. As they transition from adolescence to young adulthood, they find themselves susceptible to a lot. From their desire to belong to peer pressure and the physical and emotional changes that come with puberty, many end up falling prey to some form of substance abuse.”

Check out more of this article on Mental Health Matters by clicking here.

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