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Causes of Alcoholism and Drug Addiction

Abstract: A collection of articles about the causes of alcoholism and drug abuse.

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Causes of Alcoholism and Drug Addiction

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Written by: Jacob Palme, professor, Stockholm University
First version: 22 Jul 2008.
Latest revision: 22 Jul 2008.

What are the causes of alcoholism and drug addiction?


Causes of Addiction and Eating Disorders
Substance abuse is a method for the suppression of anxiety by stimulation of the reward center in the brain.
Pleasure and Reality
Addiction is a way of seeking artificial pleasure to avoid the realities of life.
When do Addictions Occur?
There are many different circumstances, often in combination, which cause addiction.
Is Addiction Hereditary?
Children of substance-abusing parents run a higher risk of developing a substance abuse problem than other children.
Lack of Self-Esteem
Lack of self-esteem can be a cause of addiction.
Childhood Trauma and Child Molestation
Childhood trauma and child molestation can, but need not, lead to addiction.
Depression and Alcohol Abuse
The relationship between depression and alcohol abuse.
Causes of food addiction
A collection of articles about causes of eating disorders and food addiction.
Stages in the Development of Alcoholism
Alcoholism develops over several years in multiple stages.
Addictive Drugs
Drugs which can cause addiction, legal and illegal, and used for pleasure or for medical treatment.
Define Relapse, Rebound, Abstinence, Withdrawal, Addiction, Tolerance and Adaptation
The terms relapse, rebound, abstinence, withdrawal, addiction, tolerance and adaptation describe different aspects of how addiction to habit-forming drugs works.
Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders:
List of many articles with information about treatment of psychiatric disorders.
Treatment of Addiction
Articles about the treatment of addiction
More Articles about Addiction
Articles about addictions of different kinds and their treatment.
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