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Which is a greater cause of addiction problems, trauma or genetics?
January 22, 2011
6:18 pm
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I've heard that often a person will turn to drugs after a traumatic event. From my experience though, genetics is a greater cause. Addiction is common in both sides of my family, and I can't think of many traumatic experiences my family members have had that have brought on this problem. They seem to have normal lives, but they like to party too much.

January 23, 2011
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I tend to think it's more genetics. Especially when one considers that drugs and alcohol are not the only addictions. Some people are addicted to sugar, to caffeine, to exercise, even. I think there is a propensity to become addicted that is genetic.

December 5, 2013
6:41 am
Edward Fruitman
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Get away from your family in order to avoid drugs.

March 25, 2014
2:27 pm

I have to say that in my case, it was a combination of circumstances that lead me down the path of addiction.  None in my family (that I know of...lol).  I realized in treatment that I left a lot of issues and experiences unresolved and they built up into a mountain of pain.  But the more I know about addiction, the more I find that it is a combination of genetics and experiences that pushes poeple in that direction.

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