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Are there risk factors that could result in substance abuse?

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‚Äč‚ÄčThere are risk factors that impact potential use and problematic use of substances. And those are early onset of aggressive behavior, low social skills, and/or inattention or difficulty in being able to pay attention. So not necessarily ADHD, but some impulsivity, and some difficulty paying attention. Those are risk factors that NIDA has identified, the National Institute of Drug Abuse, as something that can provoke early onset of substance use. And so to combat that, we really encourage parents to be aware of when those concerns are happening and intervene with providing those coping mechanisms.