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Stress and Drug Abuse

Causes of stress can differ for each of us, and how a person responds to stress plays a key role in how stress can impact our bodies and our lives.

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Causes of stress can differ for each of us, and how a person responds to stress—by grabbing a drink, lighting up, or heading to the gym—plays a key role in how stress can impact our bodies and our lives. Stress can cause relapse to cigarettes, alcohol, and other drugs of abuse, even after long periods of abstinence.

For more information on stress and drug abuse, visit www.drugabuse.gov/related-topics/comorbidity.

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