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