A 25-year-old male asked:
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what's the biggest contributing factor mentally as an illness that often enables drug addiction?

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience Addiction Medicine
DEPENDS on how you: want to look at it. There is NO single mental health problem that the majority of people with addiction develop, but there are a number of problems that markedly increase the odds that that person will develop addiction, like major depressive disorder, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, and particularly post-traumatic stress disorder, or really any history of early life repeated trauma.
Answered on Mar 27, 2015

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