7 common reasons why people use drugs

Certain people are at risk for substance abuse and for developing addiction disorders. Their vulnerability might originate from a variety of factors, including their genetic endowment, family background, psychological factors and social norms. Overall, these factors make the person value drug use highly, even though the decision might be against their long-term interests. Please note that a risk factor for one person may not be for another. Most people at risk for drug abuse do not become addicted.

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