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The authors look at both the risk factors and the protective factors involved in emotional health, and address the impact of issues such as bullying, social exclusion, loss, and bereavement.

Alcohol, Drugs and Substance Abuse
Alcohol, drugs and substance abuse

Research in Britain, the United States and other Western countries has shown that there are influential factors in children's lives associated with an increased risk of developing a range of health and behaviour problems as they grow older – notably: … misuse of drugs, alcohol and other substances … (Beinart et al., 2002, p. 3).

What Behaviours Are We Talking about in This Chapter?

The authors of a publication entitled Youth At Risk? (Beinart, et al., 2002), which describes the results of a questionnaire survey about young people's problem behaviours, suggest that substance use, in particular alcohol, gives the most cause for concern. The following section will outline behaviours in respect of alcohol use, tobacco use, illegal drug ...

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