What Social and Personal Factors Induce Millions of People to Abuse Drugs and Alcohol?

Question by joker_vs_joker: What social and personal factors induce millions of people to abuse drugs and alcohol?
What social and personal factors induce millions of people to abuse drugs and alcohol despite all the publicity regarding the negative effects of drug abuse?

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Answer by larry o
drugs and alcohol provide a temporary escape from reality and sometimes that helps. especially since reality has gotten a lot more harsh lately than it ever was before. no one considers the negative affects b/c they think that their use of drugs is temporary and they can stop when they feel better. they’re usually wrong.

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