Explain How Social And Cultural Factors Affect Child Development

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When it comes to development, maintenance, and treatment of substance use and addictive disorders, social and cultural factors play a huge role on each of these things. Social factors play a big part in developing the substance use. For example, if you are in a social group and those peers partake in deviant behavior, it is more likely that child will also take part in that behavior. The child will start the substance abuse and their peers will reinforce the behavior.

When it comes to maintenance and treat of substance use and addictive disorders, peers still play a large part in it. If a child is continually spending their time with the friends that drink, smoke, or use drugs, then the child will continually see it and will do the same thing

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