Lesson 2: Addiction And Mental Health - Slide  5

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Why People Start Using

  • To get pleasure and share the excitement with other people who are using
  • To increase fluency, efficiency, energy, relieve boredom, expand consciousness, reduce inhibitions or enhance creativity


Pg 22, “Cognitive Therapy of Substance Abuse,” Beck, Wright, Newman, Liese, The Guilford Press, New York, 1993

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