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Are some people genetically inherent to addiction? Is addiction a learned behavior that comes from surroundings?

  • Psychology - ,

    Thank you for using the Jiskha Homework Help Forum. It is considered a medical condition, but the proclivity for that condition may be caused by various factors. Note the ending of the following site:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Addiction

  • Psychology - ,

    Just to clarify I could say in my essay that drug addiction is caused by peer pressure, genetics, and psychological and physical factors? In the research I've done addiction seems more like a learned behavior rather than an inhereted one so I have having trouble writing my answer.

  • Psychology - ,

    From your statement, it seems like this article might be helpful:

    http://www.members.cox.net/dagershaw/lol/DecisionTrap.html

    I hope this helps a little more. Thanks for asking.

  • Psychology - ,

    Yes, genetics is an important possible factor in addiction. Here is a site on that.
    http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/units/addiction/genetics/

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