We are slowly introducing youth to substance use prevention through light-weight reading materials, and they seem very interested already! Youths are asking questions, and commenting on new points they didn’t know before. Way to go team!
"Healthier socialization would increase the likeness of satisfaction with life along with a decrease in the possibility of severe emotional instability and depression. Strong social bonds would increase social stability and security and thus contribute to a positive emotional state in general thus decreasing isolation, loss of meaning, and dissatisfaction that fuel the substance use. Furthermore, strong social bonds might contribute to an environment where young people are actively discouraged from substance use or are able to easily fight back against addiction."
"Micro and macro environments are codependent on each other that can influence the vulnerability of a person therefore it acts as a foundational perspective of social work to utilize their insights to explore times of resiliency where we are able to identify supports and solutions and help support an individual or community the ability to grow."