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ScienceDaily (Aug. 31, 2012) — Previous research has shown that personality traits such as impulsivity or compulsiveness are indicators of an increased risk of addiction. Now, new research from the University of Cambridge suggests that these impulsive and compulsive personality traits are also associated with a traumatic upbringing during childhood. The study was published August 31, in the journal American Journal

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This is what I have been saying for several years now, and Science is coming around to the same point of view.

I discuss this as well as the cure in my book "Up From Down" which is available free as an ebook at the present time at www.upfromdown.info

A must read for those who have family members suffering

1 posted on 09/02/2012 8:25:31 PM PDT by TedAdamson
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To: TedAdamson

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2 posted on 09/02/2012 8:41:02 PM PDT by Blackirish
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To: TedAdamson

May?


3 posted on 09/02/2012 8:47:23 PM PDT by TruthWillWin (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: TedAdamson
Ya think?


5 posted on 09/02/2012 8:49:02 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Obama does not have the work ethic to be Anti-Christ.)
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Is the bear Italian?


7 posted on 09/02/2012 8:53:29 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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"You don't say!"

8 posted on 09/02/2012 8:56:16 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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This is “news”? Honestly, who doesn’t know that a crappy childhood can lead to drug addiction? I don’t believe this is new information unless you’ve been living under a rock.


9 posted on 09/02/2012 8:59:00 PM PDT by Technical Editor
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To: TedAdamson

Can’t think of a bigger trauma than having two dads...


10 posted on 09/02/2012 9:08:26 PM PDT by SAR
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I’m sorry. I don’t buy the “traumatic upbringing” meme.

You can take siblings from the same family with the same trauma in their childhoods and not all react in the same way.

I think it has more to do with the sensitivity of the individual and how they percieve themselves. And of course..the “it’s all about me” syndrome.


11 posted on 09/02/2012 9:14:32 PM PDT by berdie
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Schools and teachers often set them up for addiction. In kindergarten and 1st grade, too many lazy teachers claim the kid has learning disabilities / disorders for acting up or sleeping in class. (THAT'S WHAT KIDS DO !!!!! THEY'RE KIDS !!!) The teacher sends them to the school district shrink who pronounces them borderline insane. Tells the parents the kid needs such-and-such drugs or they will never learn and amount to anything. Stupid parents don't question it...just assume the union genius' know what they're talking about.

POOF...problem solved. Teacher goes back to doing nothing but making strike threats....principal gets promoted to a high-paying do-nothing job downtown....district shrink writes a book on child behavior and, the poor kid who just wants to be a kid is turned into a drugged zombie and doesn't learn shit !!!! But, he's a future prospect for the pusher standing across the street from the school yard.

13 posted on 09/02/2012 9:26:03 PM PDT by jmax (Full mag inserted, round in chamber, hammer is back...safety is OFF.)
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bleeech..... Your understanding of drug addiction is very limited. This kind of science can convince you that bad toilet training causes traumatic response that willmcause addiction to drugs or alcohol....nice try but not.


14 posted on 09/02/2012 11:09:29 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: TedAdamson

While this seems intuitive, the effects on children of a violent and unpredictable home life can be stark. I had an inlaw who was a truly horrible man and his wife was no better. In his last years of a fortunately short life, I had to threaten his life to stop his abuse of his parents. His children were the biggest tragedy. The girl is a lesbian and fearful of all men. She works as a bookeeper but can barely communicate with strangers. The boy has followed his father’s example with drugs but is an extreme introvert numbing his days with heroin. Neither has seen their mother in years. We have been able to maintain contact but are unable to actually help, the damage was too severe.


16 posted on 09/02/2012 11:14:47 PM PDT by JimSEA
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18 posted on 09/03/2012 12:20:08 AM PDT by GOP Poet
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I won’t dismiss the effects of a poor upbringing, but might impulsive and compulsive people have had impulsive and compulsive parents as well—who likely would have raised children in a chaotic environment?


20 posted on 09/03/2012 6:44:42 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: TedAdamson

Interesting article. I have to disagree with it. There are many examples of people without trauma in their lives that have turned to drugs and on the flip side of the coin, there are many people who had a very traumatic childhood who have never touched drugs.

It’s a matter of personal strength. If you have it, you don’t need drugs, if you don’t have it, you need a crutch. Same goes for crime. To paraphrase William Johnstone... Some people are just born punks. They’ll always be punks, and they’ll die as punks. Same for dope heads.


21 posted on 09/03/2012 6:58:41 AM PDT by BCR #226 (02/07 SOT www.extremefirepower.com...The BS stops when the hammer drops.)
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