Why do people use drugs?

Stephanie Belmont
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Stephanie Belmont
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Theory is an Explanation , an attempt to account for the reason why something happens. Most theories cover different aspects of the same phenomenon and are regarded as complimentary rather than contradictory.

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Why do people use drugs?
  1. They are three major theories
    1. Biological Theories
      1. The biological theories has two explanation which is : The genetic theories and the metabolic imbalance.
      2. Psychological theories
        1. Sociological Theories
          1. Sociological theories make use of broader, structural, cultural, or institutional factors and variables • Social disorganization • Anomie • Social control and self-control • Social learning and subculture • Selective interaction or socialization • Conflict theory
          2. Reinforcement theories suggest individuals continue drug use because they have a past history of being rewarded for doing them • Personality theories suggest individuals have a type of personality that compels them to use and abuse drugs
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