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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:

Bullet Family history, genetic predisposition

Bullet Preexisting psychiatric or personality disorder, or a medical disorder.

Causes of Drug abuse: Personality disorder

Bullet Reinforcing effects of drugs.

Bullet Withdrawal effects and craving.

Bullet Biochemical factors

2. Psychological Factors:

Bullet Curiosity.

Bullet As a novelty.

Bullet Social rebelliousness.

Bullet Early initiation

Bullet Poor control.

Bullet Sensation seeking. (Feeling high).

Bullet Low self-esteem (Anomie).

Bullet Poor stress management.

Bullet Childhood loss or trauma.

Causes of Drug abuse: Childhood Trauma

Bullet As a relief from fatigue or boredom.

Bullet To escape reality.

Bullet No interest in conventional goals.

Bullet Psychological distress.

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Ayandiran Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The information is good,simple and direct to the points,highly educative.but what are date of publication,especially reference purpose

Ovadje Friday, October 14, 2011

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

bety5 Monday, November 22, 2010

what about the social causes eg peer pressure

mag823 Sunday, August 9, 2009

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?

guest Saturday, June 7, 2008

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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