publication . Preprint . 2009

Peer Influence and Addiction Recurrence

Paul Markdissi;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Jan 2009
Abstract
In this paper we highlight the role of peers in the recurrence of addictive behavior. To do so, we use a simple “forward looking” model with procrastination and peers influence. Our results show that while procrastination can explain the decision to postpone rehabilitation, peers influence is essential to explain the cyclical patterns of addiction-rehabilitation-addiction.
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: mental disorderseducation
free text keywords: Addiction, peer effects, rehabilitation, jel:I12, jel:Z13
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