The Connection between Traumas during Childhood and the Use of Drugs and Alcohol in Adult Life

Authors

  • Daniela-Florentina Dragomir Danubius University of Galați

Keywords:

adolescence; traumas; development; alcohol; drugs

Abstract

We are born with our own destiny, so they say, and at the same time this is the consolation
of most people when they encounter certain situations, that “fate willed it.” But there is a difference
between the destiny that has been given to us and the one we can shape. Adolescence is a key time
that defines our personality. We are easy to impress, easy to annoy, easy to cheer, and, at the same
time, easy to traumatize. Negative events such as family violence, death of a loved person, sexual
abuse, or even minor ones such as a joke about something we care about can change all our beliefs
and can influence our harmonious development as an adult. This paper is intended to highlight the
extent to which childhood trauma can influence the actions of an adult and his/her way to seek
happiness, he/she being more likely to find it in excess of vices.

Author Biography

Daniela-Florentina Dragomir, Danubius University of Galați

Student, 2nd year, Faculty of Communication and International Relations, Specialization
Psychology

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Published

2020-09-02

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