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Factors of Addiction: Past Neglect

Robin Williams’ death highlights the importance of educating and raising awareness about addiction and mental health issues. Addiction develops from a number of factors, and the experiences of childhood can play a role even as an adult. Growing up with an alcoholic parent or a relative who had a substance addiction can certainly influence an individual’s future behavior, as can being the victim of child abuse. Childhood emotional neglect falls into the category of child abuse, and it is something we see every day at our addiction treatment facility.

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