Vulnerability factors/characteristics

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At age 14-16 and elderly are the most vulnerable to addictions. In adolescents this is because of reasons such as image, family influence and stress. There is a high correlation between intiating the addiction at a young age and maintaining and often relapsing.
SHRAM injected nicotine into rats. Found adolescents experienced a greater reward from it than aversive effects. 
FIDLER - longitudinal study finding if someone tried a cigarette by 11 they were 7x more likely to officially smoke by the age of 14
Also, elderly people - SWISS HEALTH found 46% of over 75s drank everyday whilst only 6% of 25-30 year olds claimed to.

There is a so called addictive personality. HANS EYSENCK believes in…


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