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      <JournalTitle>The Journal of School and University Medicine</JournalTitle>
      <Volume-Issue>Volume 9, Issue 4</Volume-Issue>
      <Season>October-December 2022</Season>
      <Abstract>Attachment is a complex system that provides the proximity and care necessary for the child__ampersandsign#39;s survival and fulfills the child__ampersandsign#39;s innate need for safety. From the earliest interactions when parents (attachment figures) comfort the child when she/he feels in danger, each new experience helps her/him to develop secure attachment, and thus the child learns to regulate his emotions and acquire strategies to cope with fear or suffering. If an insecure attachment style (preoccupied/avoidant/disorganized) is aquired, in adulthood people may face difficulties in regulating emotions and stress or may have difficulties in establishing and maintaining relationships. Empirical evidence from cross-sectional, longitudinal and review studies support the assumption that insecure attachment is a risk factor for addictions, but also for other psychopathological disorders. There is growing evidence that addictive disorders can be viewed as a possible expression of an attachment disorder, and the development of secure attachment can lead to better results in the prevention and early interventions of drug-related disorders. Recommended interventions include efficient parenting styles (authoritative/ permissive) training for parents, strengthening the parent-child relationship, ameliorating psychological dysregulation in mid-adolescence, developing adolescents__ampersandsign#39; abilities to self-regulate emotions and to resist to peer pressure.</Abstract>
      <Keywords>secure/insecure Atachment, Addictions, Interventions</Keywords>
        <Abstract>https://revista-medicina-scolara.ro/ubijournal-v1copy/journals/abstract.php?article_id=14289&amp;title=ATTACHMENT STYLES __ampersandsign SUSCEPTIBILITY TO ADDICTIONS AND OTHER MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS</Abstract>
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