Is There A Correlation Between Child Abuse And Later Drug/Alcohol Abuse?

In other words- Are alcohol/drug abusers (past and present) more likely to have been abused as kids?

If so, what is the likelihood and what is the source of this information?

Thank you!

What Is Alcohol And Substance Abuse?

Alcohol & Substance Abuse Symptoms. … Continued alcohol or substance use despite having persistent or recurrent social or interpersonal problems caused or exacerbated by the effects of alcohol or substance use (e.g., arguments with spouse about consequences of intoxication, physical fights) Read Here….

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What Is The Definition Of Drug And Alcohol Abuse?

long-term, pathological use of alcohol or drugs, characterized by daily intoxication, inability to reduce consumption, and impairment in social or occupational functioning; broadly, alcohol or drug addiction. Examples from the Web for substance abuse. Read Here….

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  • Lacey January 29, 2009, 11:30 pm

    Yes. Alcohol is a great escape tool.

    Growing up in the circumstance you specify is so hard on a kid, who does not quite know how to interpret the truth so they come up with an interpretation that is all their own, and usually has to do with self worth. As adults, they frequently suffer from depression, anxiety, all kinds of mental health issues. Takes a lot of hard work to undo the damage inflicted upon themselves or from someone else, and its doubtful one ever really is ‘cured’, just learn coping mechanisms and different ways of thinking.

    Because alcohol/drugs provide immediate escape, a habit has developed. Compound that with a genetic predisposition for alcoholism/addiction, the disease is off and running.

    An alcoholic will often tell you tales of low self esteem issues when they were young, and usually connected with early family interactions. Parenting styles have changed dramatically so shudder to think what is around the corner with the upcoming generation.