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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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National Institute on Drug Abuse (July 1 2008). Many environmental factors also contribute to a person's propensity to take drugs of abuse.. In Addiction Science: From Molecules to Managed Care. Retrieved from http://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/addiction-science/genes-environment-comorbidity/many-environmental-factors-also-contribute-to-persons-propensity

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