Role Models and Addiction Prevention

Role Models and Addiction PreventionThere are many forces that influence addiction, such as genetics, stress, social pressure, and co-occurring disorders. When any of these are coupled with a dysfunctional environment or a lack of resources, individuals may choose to abuse drugs. Not everyone has a great support system, so it is imperative that there are consistent positive messages to influence these individuals. A positive role model can have a major impact on another’s decisions to use drugs or to get clean. [Read more…]