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Addiction Science: From Molecules to Managed Care

Many environmental factors also contribute to a person's propensity to take drugs of abuse.

What environmental factors contribute to addiction?

These include having a history of physical or sexual abuse, witnessing violence, or experiencing other kinds of stressors. Drug availability is, of course, a primary environmental factor in contributing to drug abuse and addiction.

This page was last updated July 2008

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