PCN 535 Week 1 Adolescent Development and Social Norms Paper

This paper is an exercise in critical thinking about prevention. Write a 500- to 750-word reaction paper on the social norms approach to alcohol and other substance use prevention with adolescents.

In your paper, be sure to address the following:

  1. Describe the effect of substance use in an adolescent’s social norms.

  2. What are the three specific paths for substance use prevention?

  3. Describe prevention strategies for adolescent substance use.


Be sure to use at least two scholarly resources to support your reaction. You may use the assigned readings as resources for your paper or you may use other resources if you like.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.
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