Four Traits May Put Children At Risk For Addiction

In a special piece for the New York Times (9/29, Szalavitz, Subscription Publication), author Maia Szalavitz writes that the four traits of “sensation-seeking, impulsiveness, anxiety sensitivity, and hopelessness” may put children at risk for addiction, according to the Preventure antidrug program. Preliminary research indicates that “personality testing can identify 90 percent of the highest risk children, targeting risky traits before they cause problems.”

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— “The 4 Traits That Put Kids at Risk for Addiction,” MAIA SZALAVITZ, New York Times, September 29, 2016.

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