Causes of Drug Abuse
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.
► Reinforcing effects of drugs.
► Withdrawal effects and craving.
► Biochemical factors
2. Psychological Factors:
► As a novelty.
► Social rebelliousness.
► Early initiation
► Poor control.
► Sensation seeking. (Feeling high).
► Low self-esteem (Anomie).
► Poor stress management.
► Childhood loss or trauma.
► As a relief from fatigue or boredom.
► To escape reality.
► No interest in conventional goals.
► Psychological distress.