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Can drug, alcohol or any other kind of addiction be only a symptom of a larger problem?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Sometimes: Sometimes people abuse drugs or other substances to cope or distract themselves from other issues. Such as a person with depression taking drugs to try avoiding feeling sad.
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