Prevention of High-Risk Behaviors: Adolescent Substance Use, Adolescent Psychoactive Substance Use Disorders, and Suicide

  • Yifrah Kaminer
Part of the Critical Issues in Psychiatry book series (CIPS)


Efforts to prevent use and abuse of psychoactive substances by children and adolescents focus on interventions designed to reduce substance supply and demand. According to a report by the Board of Trustees of the AMA (1991), law enforcement and health authorities curtail the supply aspects by closing gaps in the drug control system, eradicating illicit drugs at the point of production, achieving balance between the demand for and supply of drugs manufactured for medical use and the control of diversion of such drugs to the illicit market, and obstructing or intercepting the trafficking in illicit drugs. According to the same report, reducing the demand involves deferring or precluding initiation of use by nonusers, reducing all use of illicit drugs and inappropriate use of licit drugs, and engaging in programs of prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation.


Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Suicidal Behavior Adolescent Psychiatry Suicide Prevention Adolescent Substance 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yifrah Kaminer
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  1. 1.Alcohol Research CenterThe University of Connecticut Health CenterFarmingtonUSA

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