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Do you think the use of drugs and alcohol is more a social or personal problem?

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Dr. Douglas Bey
Psychiatry 57 years experience
Both: Peer pressures r a factor but personality character self discipline genetics stress all play a role.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Drugs & alcohol: Drugs and alcohol are quite freely available, and combining them can be very dangerous as dr. Amawi says. Not everyone uses alcohol to excess, but some do. Also, not everyone abuses drugs. In terms of the effects these create in our lives, drug and alcohol abuse are both personal and social problems, . Yet each of us has personal responsibility for what we do with and about them.

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