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Top Risk Factors for Drug Addiction

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Rated 0 points - posted 6 years ago by laneave in category Health.
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Family history/genetics Report Abuse
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Being exposed to drugs in utero Report Abuse
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Being male Report Abuse
Men are twice as likely to have drug problems
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Having another psychological problem Report Abuse
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Peer pressure Report Abuse
This is very strong in adolescents.
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Consuming drugs early in life Report Abuse
Studies have shown this with alcohol and nicotine.
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Consuming highly addictive drugs Report Abuse
This speeds the process of addition.
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Easy access to drugs Report Abuse
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Biologically needing higher doses to achieve the effect Report Abuse
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Affordable price of drugs/disposable income Report Abuse
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Loneliness Report Abuse
People often choose to self-medicate when lonely, and there is typically not an objective person discouraging this behavior.
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Being a member of a group/gang that abuses drugs Report Abuse
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Abusive home environment Report Abuse
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Stressful life events Report Abuse
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Lack of family support/involvement Report Abuse
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Family transition and mobility Report Abuse
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High availability/tolerance of firearms Report Abuse
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Living in a disorganized community Report Abuse
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Experiencing childhood trauma Report Abuse
This shapes the brain chemistry and makes one more vulnerable to addiction.
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