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Are You Prone to Addiction? 5 Ways to Tell!

September 8th, 2014
addiction, addictive behaviors

addiction, addictive behaviors

 

Some people may be more prone to addiction and addictive behaviors then others, and there are certain traits that will raise your risk. These include:

1. Prior Addictions and Substance Abuse Problems- You may be more prone to addiction and addictive behaviors if you have previously had problems or issues with substance abuse of any kind in the past. This shows a history of addiction related factors that must be considered if you are going to accurately assess your risks.

2. Genetics- If you have a family history of alcohol use, drug abuse, or certain other addictive behaviors then you probably have a higher addiction risk than some people. A family history can be very telling and indicates a risk factor that needs to be considered. Anyone who has a genetic predisposition to addiction needs to be very careful about what they use or take to lower these risks.

3. Previous Addictive Behaviors- If you have had problems in the past and previous addictive behaviors that required treatment then you will have a higher risk for addiction than someone without these issues.

4. Social Factors- If you have peers and social groups that view alcohol and drug use as acceptable then you are more likely to engage in addictive behavior and develop a serious substance abuse problem than some of the population.

5. Past Trauma- If you have experienced trauma in the past then this can be a contributing factor with addiction. If these traumas are not addressed and worked through then you could end up needing treatment for addictive behaviors.

 

 

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