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Are there early warning signs that your child might become a drug user when they grow up?

11 doctors weighed in
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In brief: Probably not

Addiction may be genetic.
But, this question is, unfortunately, very general. So, generally speaking, there really are not any sure signs or "indicators.".

In brief: Probably not

Addiction may be genetic.
But, this question is, unfortunately, very general. So, generally speaking, there really are not any sure signs or "indicators.".
Dr. Bartholomew Vereb
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Dr. Leonard Lado
Agree. Yet there are now newer studies by Weinberg et al 2010 they stated that "Psychopathological conditions are strongly associated with substance use disorders, and some childhood psychopathological conditions may constitute precursors to this comorbidity. Conduct disorder constitutes a strong risk factor for substance use disorders, and bipolar disorder"
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes

Oppositional, behaviorally disordered, defiant, children are more likely to become drug abusers in later life.
Children with neuropsychiatric problems are at higher risk if they go untreated. Children left to "raise themselves, " or who live in chaotic households are at greater risk.

In brief: Yes

Oppositional, behaviorally disordered, defiant, children are more likely to become drug abusers in later life.
Children with neuropsychiatric problems are at higher risk if they go untreated. Children left to "raise themselves, " or who live in chaotic households are at greater risk.
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