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Great post

I believe that almost all addicts are self medicating. I've never met an alcoholic who didn't have a parent who taught them to drink (this is sort of abuse), or a molesting family member/family frient, or who was not neglected. Everyone recognizes PTSD as something that caused drug problem.
Everyone I have met had something happening to them that should not have happened or something that should have happened did not i.e. kid needs love - mom and dad neglect them and a sexually molesting adult.

I believe it is extremely hard if not impossible to turn yourself into an addict unless you have a mental health issue.

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Lance Dodes, M.D., is an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.


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