Family as a Risk and Protective Factor of Drug Addiction in Young People


  • Boro Merdović Ministry of Interior, Belgrade, Serbia
  • Rajka Vujović Faculty of Law for Commerce and Judiciary, Novi Sad, Serbia



family, protective factors, risk factors, drug addiction


The abuse of psychoactive substances, which often turns into drug addiction, is a serious global problem that is receiving increasing attention with the scientific and professional public. The consequences of this plague are numerous and incalculable both for the individual and for his narrower and wider social environment, but also for society as a whole. The family of addicts is the first to feel the consequences of drug addiction, but also the first to influence young people to enter the world of drugs. The aim of this paper is to review all the potentials that the family has, which should be used in the process of treatment and resocialization of addicts. We will also point to the family as a risk factor that can contribute to the occurrence of drug problems in its members, especially those in adolescence. The discussion of risk and protective factors related to the family is motivated by the fact that the adolescent still belongs to the family system and depends on it. The attitudes he has developed within the family system affect other family members and vice versa.


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Merdović, B., & Vujović, R. (2021). Family as a Risk and Protective Factor of Drug Addiction in Young People . KULTURA POLISA, 18(45), 307–320.



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