Drug-specific approaches to curb interest: reverse effect, heightened curiosity. Just say no : simplistic view of a complicates problem, any solution to a complex problem is usually wrong. h. l. Opium and the chinese in the 19th century: culture and class wars laws passed in california banning opium dens. Late 19th century was a dope fiends paradise easy availability of parent medicines containing opium and morphine. Hamilton wright declared cocaine was the incentive for negroes of the south to commit rape . Drug ordinances more about racist fears than the drugs themselves. Poverty is the greatest risk factor for chemical dependency . Academic inadequacies and inequalities failure to motivate and educate young people. Family members tend to deny/minimize problems the stigma still exists. Children growing up with alcoholic/addict parents are 4-8 times more likely to develop substance problems. Families begin to accept need for treatment and buy into the disease model of addiction.