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Can you tell me about drug abuse- why do people use drugs?

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Addiction Medicine

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There are many reasons, but the most common is to treat the mental/psychic pain from prior trauma, usually in early life, often repeated, and physical, emotional or sexual. Some people just like to take risks - "adrenaline junkies" and use drugs for excitement, others to dull physical pain, others because of boredom etc etc. With dependency, people use just not to be sick.

In brief: No way to answer

This in 400 characters.
There are many reasons, but the most common is to treat the mental/psychic pain from prior trauma, usually in early life, often repeated, and physical, emotional or sexual. Some people just like to take risks - "adrenaline junkies" and use drugs for excitement, others to dull physical pain, others because of boredom etc etc. With dependency, people use just not to be sick.
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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