Studies show that people are more motivated to use certain drugs based off their personality traits.
People who use marijuana tend to have a higher IQ, hold unconventional ideas, are willing to try new things, might have common mental health disorders, and enjoy artistic and cultural experiences. People that use stimulants tend to score high on extraversion and openness, are prone to impulsivity, are socially confident, and are less preoccupied by negative concerns. People that use psychedelics score high on openness, are more intelligent than average, are less concerned with tidiness and punctuality, might be impulsive, and usually have a positive disposition. People that use opiates score high in neuroticism and conscientiousness. They perceive themselves as lacking something in their life and might want to be emotionally numb. They usually have unresolved issues and may have experienced trauma. They are goal-oriented, carefully carry out their duties, and over-analyze things. People who use sedatives score high on neuroticism, agreeableness, and conscientiousness. They don’t like the unknown or things that challenge the status quo. They like routines, are friendly, and might be considered a worrier.