Why Some Become Addicts and Some Don’t, continued

We are back with more reasons why some people become addicts and some don't. If you missed our previous blog, check back here for more.

Some people have an additional issue that they are dealing with during addiction or before they even try drugs or alcohol. This could be mental health disorders like depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, or other psychiatric conditions.

People who are suffering from a mental health disorder have a higher risk for addiction. It's also common, however, for those suffering from addiction to form some type of mental health disorder during drug use.

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, “Many people who are addicted to drugs are also diagnosed with other mental disorders and vice versa. For example, compared with the general population, people addicted to drugs are roughly twice as likely to suffer from mood and anxiety disorders, with the reverse also true.”

Addiction can happen when an individual feels a continual state of anger, confusion, sadness, or other emotion that they can't deal or cope with. They begin self-medicating to get away from the feelings that they're unable to process.

For more, head back to our previous blog post.

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