What Increases The Risk For Addiction?


Hi I’m Elora Murray reporting from Fusion
360 studios and you’re watching the Miramar News Network. There are many reasons people
can become addicted to drugs. However, there are certain things that can increase the likelihood
of addiction.Children of alcoholics are 6 times more likely to become alcoholics themselves.Genetics
are estimated to influence up to 60 percent of one’s addiction risk.Also, individuals
who have low self-esteem, fear of sharing feelings and difficulties with intimacy are
often at higher risk for developing an addiction.In addition, depression, ADHD and other mental
conditions increase one’s risk for addiction.Consuming alcohol or drugs at an early age increases
one’s risk of eventually developing an addiction.Furthermore, avoid a high-stress lifestyle. Certain stress
hormones have been connected to alcohol abuse.Having friends who use drugs can play a major role
in increasing one’s risk for addiction, especially among youth.Finally, a chaotic
home environment with little adult supervision can also increase the risk for addiction among
teens.Although detecting these factors may not be easy, it can help save lives. That’s all the news we have for you today. Once again, I’m Elora Murray with the Miramar News Network. Thank’s for joining us.

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