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Causes of Drug Abuse

There are various biological and psycho- social factors that  help to initiate substance abuse in an individual.

There are certain common factors that are associated with the cause of drug abuse. They are-

1. Biological Factors:

 Family history, genetic predisposition

 Preexisting psychiatric or personality disorder, or a medical disorder.

Causes of Drug abuse: Personality disorder

 Reinforcing effects of drugs.

 Withdrawal effects and craving.

 Biochemical factors 

2. Psychological Factors:

 Curiosity.

 As a novelty.

 Social rebelliousness.

 Early initiation

 Poor control.

 Sensation seeking. (Feeling high).

 Low self-esteem (Anomie).

 Poor stress management.

 Childhood loss or trauma.

Causes of Drug abuse: Childhood Trauma

 As a relief from fatigue or boredom.

 To escape reality.

 No interest in conventional goals.

 Psychological distress.

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The information is good,simple and direct to the points,highly educative.but what are date of publication,especially reference purpose
Ayandiran Tuesday, July 31, 2012
THE EFFECTS ON THE SOCIETY Drugs and alcohol can cause effects on the society like:- illness… As a result of all these abuse of drugs in our planet earth today, there are so many economical problems as it can lead to mental illness like psychoses or neurological illnesses. From Engr. Spark Victory Ovadje 2347060834856
Ovadje Friday, October 14, 2011
what about the social causes eg peer pressure
bety5 Monday, November 22, 2010
my daughter is intreatment as of this letter.she is a drug abuser of all drugs and she told me that she was born with an addicted personality.dont't we all have some kind of addiction be it coffee,video games etc?my probelm understanding this comment from her is that she used the drugs time and again,but had she never did these drugs,she would not have this addiction?
mag823 Sunday, August 09, 2009
Hi, Drug rehab centers facility can be defined as unrestrained substance intake. It is uncontrolled substance consumption over a long period of time. Drug rehab centers facility may result in withdrawal tendencies and can lead to various mental as well as physical problems. It also places the drinker at risk of accidents, arrests, poor job performance or other social problems. It can create kidney and liver damage and high blood pressure and even heart disease. It can also bring about depression and in some cases lead to death. Studies indicate that over 100,000 people die in the United States per year of substance-related causes. The craving that a substance abuser feels for substance can be as strong as the need for food or water. A substance abuser normally continues to drink despite serious family, health, or legal problems that he / she is facing. Substance addicts normally show few early signs and symptoms of substance abuse. ========= julie Problem With Drugs or Alcohol? This Drug Rehab has Helped Thousands of Individuals to Recover. Drug Rehab
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