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Interdependence of Risk and Protective Factors on Early Initiation of Substance Use

Citation
Trujillo, C. A., Obando, D., & Trujillo, A. (2019). An examination of the association between early initiation of substance use and interrelated multilevel risk and protective factors among adolescents. PLoS ONE 14(12). https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0225384
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The most important predictor for SUD later in life is early initiation of substance use during adolescence, thus prevention programs must target youth in delaying the onset of age of initiation. However, the interaction between both risk and protective factors on early initiation of substance use is not well studied.

Family Management Risk and Protective Factors for Adolescent Substance Use in South Africa

Citation
Muchiri and dos Santos. (2018). Family management risk and protective factors for adolescent substance use in South Africa. Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 13:24 https://doi.org/10.1186/s13011-018-0163-4
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Abstract

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An increasingly recognised prevention approach for substance use entails a reduction in risk factors, and the enhancement of promotive, or protective factors in individuals and the environment surrounding them during their growth and development.