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Substance Use and Abuse in Relationships

  • By: Kenneth E. Leonard
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

Substance use ranging from nicotine to alcohol to other drugs usually occurs in the context of interpersonal relationships. Even among those who abuse these substances, this activity is rarely solitary, but usually involves other people, including friends, intimate partners, and ...

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