What are the risk factors for drug addiction? What are the protective factors?

What are the risk factors for drug addiction? What are the protective factors?

What is the difference between drug use and drug addiction?

What is a safe level of alcohol intake for a man? For a woman?

How can you, as a primary care provider, use the above information in your patient encounters?

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Risk factors and protective factors for drug addiction

Risk factors are factor that can increase ones chances for drug abuse while protective factors are factors that reduce the risk of abusing drugs. It should be noted however that individuals that are at risk for drug abuse will not necessarily become addicted to drugs, it should also be noted that risk factors vary for different individuals. At early stages of life, there are several risks that appear that can be altered by prevention intervention. Some of these risks could be things such as aggressive behavior. Aggressive behavior can be altered or can be prevented by family,