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What are the risk factors for substance abuse?

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Dr. Michelle King answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Male gender, family history of substance use especially in a parent or sibling, personal history of mental illness especially if untreated, personal history of stressors such as loss of employment, etc. Other risk factors may depend upon specific substances. If you are concerned about substance use issues, please seek help with a mental health professional for an evaluation.

Answered Jun 7, 2017

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