Drug Abuse

Evolutionary background (Nesse & Berridge)

Proximate risk factors

demographic factors: Demographic risk factors (continued) dispositional/behavioral factors and precursors to drug use:

Experiment with monkeys demonstrates importance of parenting (Higley et al.)

drug use and criminal behavior related, but drug use not necessarily r-strategy Substance use as a signal of mate value - speculation (cf. Zahavi) drug/alcohol addiction extremely difficult to treat