Understanding Why

Common Reasons for Substance abuse are many and varied and the most common reasons why people will abuse these substances include, but is not limited to:

  • Peer pressure
  • Boredom
  • As a way to deal with stress
  • Growing up in a home where abuse is considered normal behavior
  • Self-medication to deal with mental illness
  • Relationship problems
  • Financial worries
  • Loss of a loved one
  • Those with low self-esteem may abuse substances in order to boost confidence
  • Part of a personality disorder
  • Teenage rebellion
  • To forget normal life






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