Puberty in general is a very difficult phase in the life of a human being. With it comes changes in body, mind and behaviour. It is also usually during this period that most people have their first contact with alcohol, cigarettes and other substances.
What are the Emotional and Physical Signs of Teen Substance Use?
What signs should teachers and schools watch out for?
What can teachers do to prevent substance abuse among students?
Chapter III of the Reference Handbook for Substance Abuse will try to answer these questions.