6 doctors weighed in:
Are smart but uneducated people more prone to drug or alcohol abuse?
6 doctors weighed in

Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Addiction Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: No.
Addiction is an equal opportunity disease.

In brief: No.
Addiction is an equal opportunity disease.
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
"Smart but uneducated" is a pretty good description of people who have chosen immediate gratification over delayed success, and that's a risk factor for substance abuse.
Dr. Miroslava Fox
Clinical Psychology
In brief: Not necessarily
Drug or alcohol abuse is linked more to genetics rather than education or being "smart".
The access to treatment has been linked more to socio-economic status (ses) with people of higher ses having more access. Ses is linked to education. Thus, while drug abuse proper is not directly linked to education or being "smart", the access to treatment might be connected to the level of education.

In brief: Not necessarily
Drug or alcohol abuse is linked more to genetics rather than education or being "smart".
The access to treatment has been linked more to socio-economic status (ses) with people of higher ses having more access. Ses is linked to education. Thus, while drug abuse proper is not directly linked to education or being "smart", the access to treatment might be connected to the level of education.
Dr. Miroslava Fox
Dr. Miroslava Fox
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