Substance abuse risk factors in teens

At Touchstone Recovery Center, we specialize in treatment for teens struggling with substance abuse. If you suspect that your teen is using drugs or alcohol, look to the compassionate and skilled staff at Touchstone Recovery Center. The therapists, counselors, and psychologists at Touchstone Recovery Center have extensive experience working with teens and adolescents to overcome addiction. We understand how substances can affect teens and adolescents and what steps to take to help them overcome their struggles. When your teen grapples with drug and alcohol abuse, look to Touchstone Recovery Center for help and hope. Contact Touchstone Recovery Center in Fresno, CA, for more information on our teens' substance abuse treatments. 

Risk factors for teen substance abuse

Any teen can potentially struggle with a dependency on alcohol or drugs, which can lead to other issues. However, there are several risk factors that can increase a teen's chance to become addicted to drugs or alcohol. Teens who experience the following list may have a higher chance of abusing drugs or alcohol or becoming addicted. Below, we list a few of them, so you can become informed of any potential risk factors to look out for in your teen or loved one:

  • Family history

  • Age 

  • Their environment

  • Tolerance 

  • Lack of supervision

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