Los adolescentes y el consumo de drogas

Papeles del Psicologo 05/2013;
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ABSTRACT El consumo de drogas constituye en la actualidad un importante fenómeno social que afecta especialmente a los adolescentes, La prevalencia del uso y abuso de drogas en la etapa adolescente y adultez temprana son altas, Ante la alta disponibilidad, en la actualidad los adolescentes tienen que aprender a convivir con las drogas, tomando decisiones sobre su consumo o la abstinencia de las mismas. El proceso de socialización, con la familia, amigos, escuela y medios de comunicación es importante en ello. La percepción de riesgo y los factores de riesgo, junto al ocio, tiempo libre y vida recreativa, son elementos que debemos considerar para comprender esta problemática. Los psicólogos tenemos un importante papel que cumplir tanto para explicar esta compleja conducta como para la puesta en práctica de programas adecuados y eficaces de prevención y tratamiento.

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