Childhood experiences of adults with sex, gambling, drug and/or alcohol difficulties.

How does somebody develop an addiction?
Are there childhood experiences that make it more likely that someone will develop such difficulties?
Do those with such difficulties have different kinds of influential child experiences?

If you are interested you can help me research and answer these questions. If you are over 18 and feel you have some difficulties with compulsive use of sex, drug, alcohol or gambling then please contact me either on here or on and request the link to allow you to access the survey.

I know it is yet another online survey, but I would really appreciate your views and/or time on this as it is part of my training to become a clinical psychologist and I would like to get as much of an understanding of what it is like to experience an addiction.

Thanks for your time.

Best wishes