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Is it possible to become addicted to a drug even if you have only tried it once?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeff Blixt
Addiction Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Possibly?

Everyone who is currently addicted had to start somewhere.
Some addicts in hindsight will say they were hooked after their first use. Some aren't. Genetics alone likely plays a very strong role in a person whom becomes addicted very quickly. Some substances are inherently more addictive. Not to be offensive but there are not too many social users of heroin or crack cocaine. Nor cigarettes either.

In brief: Possibly?

Everyone who is currently addicted had to start somewhere.
Some addicts in hindsight will say they were hooked after their first use. Some aren't. Genetics alone likely plays a very strong role in a person whom becomes addicted very quickly. Some substances are inherently more addictive. Not to be offensive but there are not too many social users of heroin or crack cocaine. Nor cigarettes either.
Dr. Jeff Blixt
Dr. Jeff Blixt
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In brief: Unlikely

However, crack Cocaine and other illegal drugs and some narcotics are concerning.
Some individuals also seem to have personality or chemical traits that pre-dispose to addictions?

In brief: Unlikely

However, crack Cocaine and other illegal drugs and some narcotics are concerning.
Some individuals also seem to have personality or chemical traits that pre-dispose to addictions?
Dr. Creighton Wright
Dr. Creighton Wright
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