Absolutely not. Addiction is a disease. Just as you couldn’t cause heart disease or cancer, you can’t cause addiction. If someone never touches a drink or drug, they can’t become an addict; but if someone has the genetic predisposition for addiction, they could experiment as little as a handful of times and be triggered. Once the disease of addiction is triggered, there is no turning it off. Family dynamics, relationship stress, and life challenges can be underlying issues that inspire people to use addictive substances; but it’s the genetic predisposition that turns that usage into addiction.