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Vol. 8 - Num. 7

Substance abuse among spanish adolescents

Primary Care paediatrician’s intervention in the prevention of substance abuse

M.ª Rosario Benítez Rubioa, MI Medranda de Lázaro, José Luis Montón Álvarezc

aCS Miraflores. Alcobendas. Madrid. España.

cPediatra. CS Mar Báltico. Madrid. España.

Reference of this article: Benítez Rubio MR, Medranda de Lázaro MI, Montón Álvarez JL. Primary Care paediatrician’s intervention in the prevention of substance abuse. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2006; 8 Supl 3: S91-111.

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The increase of substance abuse consumption, polyconsumption, the low perception of risk by young people and the consideration of these consumptions in the context of a leisure culture and fun, constitute a serious problem for the present and future health of our adolescents. Primary Care Paediatrician (AP) enjoys an exceptional position because of his/her frequent contacts with the growing child and his/her family. Prevention of substance abuse consumption must be carried out in a comprehensive and unspecific way, as risk behaviour?s prevention, during childhood and adolescence. In this work, different possibilities of intervention on substance abuse prevention are considered from Primary Care Health.


Adolescent Prevention Primary care Substance abuse

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