Nature vs. Nurture: What is the correlation to Adult Addiction?

Nature vs. Nurture: What is the correlation to Adult Addiction?

Our group topic is “Addiction.”  My individual subject is the correlation between early childhood trauma and adult addiction.  In order to have two perspectives, the flip side is the correlation of social environment and addiction.  My question developed out of curiosity as to why and how some people have addictions and others, not so much.  In reality we all have addictions, whether to food, shopping, substances, etc… An addiction to something is defined by Wikipedia as “…the continued repetition of a behavior despite adverse consequences, or a neurological impairment leading to such behaviors.”

My research question is ever-changing as I continue my pre-search and after the feedback on the pre-search worksheet, I am trying to narrow it down to a more specific event and addiction. (maybe)

The first two sources of information that have been most helpful to me is the book mentioned in an earlier post Recovery Zone: Making Changes that Last: The Internal Tasks by Patrick Carnes, Ph. D. and Addictions: A Comprehensive Guidebook published by Oxford University.  Both of these resources are credible and have the information I need on addiction, what it is, how it happens, and how you recover from it.

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