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Thus, we develop attachment styles during our childhood and stay with us for the lifetime.
These styles influence our personality and our behavior especially our ability to become intimate with other people.
Thus, these people tend to develop a mechanism to look for security, and through substances, they feel like they are secured.
“The relationship with substances is an attempt to replace the lack of safety and security as an infant.” This will lead them to abuse of substance to fill the gaps of the past.
Attachment refers to the ability to form emotional bonds and healthy relationships with other people.
According to developmental psychologist John Bowlby, the perfect concept of attachment is the bond between a mother and an infant.
They already learned that the world is a safe place to live.
They feel they are able to love and to be loved back.
According to Bradshaw, if the infant is not given enough sense of security before, they develop an insecure attachment.Insecure people do not want to engage in relationships.They make the “worst partners” as they tend to lack understanding and they are not expressive. To counter intimacy, they abuse substances as it extends or even betters their difficulties with developing intimacy and interpersonal functioning.There have been a number of studies suggesting that attachment styles can be correlated to one’s involvement in substance abuse, which can be in the form of alcohol abuse, illicit drugs, and/or prescription medication.Accordingly, those people with insecure attachment are the most vulnerable to substance abuse, which can be their outlet for releasing their insecurities and anxieties.