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Adolescents suffer from psychosocial problems at one time or other during their development. Psychosocial problems and drug abuse are quite prevalent in this age group. This study explores the prevalence of psychosocial, emotional, behavioral problems, sexual orientation and drug abuse in adolescents and compares it with college students. The study reveals the extent of domestic violence in families, anxiety and stress due to school exams, depression rate and impact of co-students on children. This study recommends that given the increasing prevalence of psychosocial problems amongst adolescents, there is a heightened need for counselling them. With effective counseling by parents and teachers, sex education, stress reduction and improving familial environment, a better future and improved adolescent health can be ensured. This study could provide useful insights to program implementers. Click here to read the study.