Drugs & Alcohol

As with many other disorders, illnesses and diseases, susceptibility to addiction can be vastly different from one individual to another. One’s genetic makeup, mental health, family history, and social environment can all play a significant role in determining risk for addiction.

Some common factors that increase one’s susceptibility to drug and alcohol addiction include:

  • A family history of addiction
  • Abuse, neglect, or other traumatic experiences in one’s childhood
  • Depression, anxiety and other mental disorders may increase the likelihood of addiction
  • Use of drugs or alcohol at an early age
  • Drug administration method (smoking or injecting a drug may increase the likelihood of addiction)

If you or someone you care about is struggling with a drug or alcohol addiction, call us for a free consultation.