Chapter 2

Why Do Teenagers Act the Way They Do?

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Teenagers do not grow up in isolation: They are influenced by all that happens around them. This begins from an early age. Among the most important influences on children are parents, caregivers and the family. We look in more detail at these influences, especially as they relate to drug prevention.

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