Reaching Out to Multiple Risk Adolescents

Research Report

Reaching Out to Multiple Risk Adolescents

Abstract

Many teenagers participate in behavior that threatens their current and future health. A handful of preventable behaviors, such as substance use, violence, and unprotected sexual intercourse, are responsible for much of the morbidity and mortality in adolescence and early adulthood. There is growing concern for adolescents who engage in more than one of these behaviors at a time. Teens who participate in multiple health risk behaviors face elevated threats to their well-being.

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