A Report On Substance Abuse

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Substance Abuse Whitney Primeau Saginaw Valley State University Abstract There are many factors that impact vulnerability including social conditions, such as education, environmental factors, nutrition, stress and prejudice along with a family’s poverty level. Vulnerability will be discussed as it relates to adolescent substance abuse. Adolescence is considered a vulnerable time in life for many reasons and it’s the most vulnerable time in life for an individual to develop a substance abuse disorder (SUD). This disorder will be explored through the utilization of the Bioecological Family Systems Theory and will be discussed through each system level (microsystem, mesosystem, exosystem, macrosystem, and chronosystem). Substance Abuse Vulnerability Community health is comprised of many components and the ultimate goal is to promote the health and well-being of all individuals, regardless of their immediate resources (i.e. insurance). Throughout the community, there are various resources that are available to all members. These are utilized to increase access to care, healthcare adherence, and the overall health of the community. Vulnerability, as explained in regards to different populations, is considered multidimensional because it incorporates many factors, especially when evaluating an individual’s level of risk. Resource limitations, poor health and health risks are directly linked to vulnerability and there are many other components that
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