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University of Leicster. (2019) Personality traits of drug users. Medical Xpress

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The social environment is an influential factor with regards to drug addiction. However, some people living in the same environment become drug users, whilst others resist. Is this difference just random or are there key personality traits that help people to avoid drug addiction? Is it possible to evaluate the risk of drug consumption for different personality profiles? Is this risk different for different drugs?

An interdisciplinary group of researchers analysed data concerning the use of 18 different psychoactive substances and found answers to the above questions. A new and original database with information on 1,885 respondents was collected and analysed by a number of data mining methods. The results are reported in a book, published very recently by Springer.

Item Type:Evidence resource
Drug Type:Alcohol or other drugs in general
Intervention Type:AOD disorder, AOD prevention, AOD disorder harm reduction
Date:10 June 2019
Corporate Creators:University of Leicster
Subjects:F Concepts in psychology > Motivation
F Concepts in psychology > Emotion
F Concepts in psychology > Attitude and behaviour
F Concepts in psychology > Specific attitude and behaviour > choice-making behaviour
F Concepts in psychology > Specific attitude and behaviour > risk-taking behaviour
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Risk and protective factors
T Demographic characteristics > Substance user

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