Module 12: working with intoxicated young people: learner's workbook

2.4 A systems approach to working with intoxicated people

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The youth-focused systems approach provides a framework for understanding a range of adolescent behaviours, including intoxication and problematic AOD use. It helps us to understand the context of young people's AOD use by indicating the broad range of factors that influence young people and their lives. These factors can then be the target for interventions to reduce the risks associated with certain factors and develop the 'protective aspects' of other factors.