Do you think that some are born with the gene for an addictive personality, whether it be for drugs, alcohol, or other addictive behaviors? We know that peer pressure is often an issue, especially during teen years, but does that stop during adulthood?
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Neurotransmitters and the abnormalities in dopamine (organic
chemical essentially needed for the brain to function in the right way) levels lead
to individuals partaking in activities which are dopamine “high”- causing them
to become addicted. A research carried out on twins of the Minnesota Twin
Family study proved that there is a very close rate of heritability that both
twins develop same addiction for any drug or alcohol of about 50-70 percent.
Apparently peer pressure if not dealt with in its teens
mature up into adult peer pressure. So it does not really mean that one can
change as time goes by or as adulthood sets in. dealing with peer pressure has
to come from within as a personal conviction to quit listening to your peers
and taking the right decisions that are aligned to your goals in life…if not,
peer pressure will not disappear.
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Sep 20th, 2015
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