At any given time, the adolescents belong to several groups of which they are open to the influence of substance abuse. Schools and the learning environment place them within specific groups in which some of the activities of drug abuse may be taking place. It is widely known that one of the causes of teenage drug abuse is alcohol and drugs such as cigarettes and alcohol being available during school trips and even on sale in school lockers. Peer pressure and the need to belong to prestigious groups such as the sports team such as football, baseball, basketball, or even to be in the cheerleader team can push them to experiment with drugs.
However, it must be stated the same effect of being drawn into substance abuse can happen when the adolescents are not given sufficient attention. It must be stated that the state of the family setup to which the adolescent belongs can influence them towards experimentation with drugs. “Intergenerational conflict surrounding role expectancies and individual behavior, in turn, tends to destabilize family relations.” This aspect of the intergenerational conflict between parents and adolescents polarizes and causes anti-social behavior and drug abuse such as drugs, alcohol, and even tobacco as an escape route to the pressure. When teenagers are selling drugs out of their lockers, they endanger every other student.