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is drug addiction common with sex abuse

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is drug addiction common with sex abuse
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Dr. G. replied 6 years ago.
If you are referring to being sexually abused as a child and then developing drug addiction later in life then I would say definitely yes. I don't know the statistics off hand but there is a relationship between the two. That does not mean that all abuse victims later develop drug addiction and vice versa.

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