Addiction101 Addiction Network

Drug addiction can be rampant due to several reasons, including the availability and accessibility of drugs, poverty, unemployment, social and cultural factors, trauma, and mental health conditions. Additionally, individuals who have a genetic predisposition or are exposed to drugs at an early age may also be more susceptible to developing drug addiction. In some cases, drug addiction may also be a result of self-medication for physical or emotional pain or a lack of access to appropriate medical care.