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Why does one person become addicted, while someone else doesn't?

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Dr. Jeff Blixt
Addiction Medicine
6 doctors agree

In brief: Good question

Lots of factors, genetics alone can account for approx 50%, this is variable.
Then the environment of that person, there upbringing, life trauma, other psychiatric problems such as bipolar. And yet this is not absolute i.e. Some people could have these risk factors and don't get addicted. Even more interesting is why do some addicted people get better and others don't, why do some seek treatment?

In brief: Good question

Lots of factors, genetics alone can account for approx 50%, this is variable.
Then the environment of that person, there upbringing, life trauma, other psychiatric problems such as bipolar. And yet this is not absolute i.e. Some people could have these risk factors and don't get addicted. Even more interesting is why do some addicted people get better and others don't, why do some seek treatment?
Dr. Jeff Blixt
Dr. Jeff Blixt
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Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
Clinical Psychology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Addiction

Some people have a genetic predisposition to addiction, others develop addictions in an effort to cope with the stressors of everyday life.
Often I have found people with addictions have great difficulty dealing with conflict constructively. My best.

In brief: Addiction

Some people have a genetic predisposition to addiction, others develop addictions in an effort to cope with the stressors of everyday life.
Often I have found people with addictions have great difficulty dealing with conflict constructively. My best.
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
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