Title How Your Drug Taking Will Affect Your Relationships Media name/outlet Vice Media type Web Country/Territory United Kingdom Date 11/03/19 Description Lisa Williams is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Manchester. In 2007 she completed a PhD that looked at how how a group of people's drug use changed over the course of 14 years. She told me that when people with different drug habits meet, it often leads to one partner "matching" the other.
"Some of the people in the study increased their use of alcohol or drugs to match a partner's, while others decreased their use to match a person who took, or drank, less than them," says Williams. "When someone increases their drug use or decreases it to match a loved one, my research inferred that it's because the relationship is the most important factor to them. It's all about preserving the relationship, even if that means taking more – or less – drugs to do so."
URL https://www.vice.com/en_uk/article/eveka7/how-your-drug-taking-will-affect-your-relationships Persons Lisa Williams
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