The Path to a Drug Free Nation The repeated use of drugs often causes both physical and psychological dependence, as mentioned in an article by the Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia (“Drug Dependence”). In order for an individual to truly be set free from their addiction, seeking treatment is necessary. Rehab centers are a great place with scientifically proven methods to cure those addicted to drugs. It is important to try to end drug use in our country, rather than allowing it to continue longer than it already has. While funding for rehabilitation facilities could become an issue, drug users may continue their addiction without proper treatment, and therefore those arrested for drug use should be sent to a rehabilitation center instead of prison.
Therefore, the form of self-medicating when using drugs can lead to harmful effects in a person’s mental health. People who have been undiagnosed may also suffer from serious mental disorders. So they may take drugs to relieve their symptom which is known as self-me... ... middle of paper ... ...nosis and Mental Illness (Schizophrenia and Drug or Alcohol dependance) . Retrieved february 11, 2011, from schizophrenia.com: http://www.schizophrenia.com/family/dualdiag.html Center, N. D. (2004, April). Drug Abuse and Mental Illness.
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The factor that can cause a person to use are become a victim to substance abuse and began drug addiction by using drugs to get away from or numb themselves from their depression. According to A. Ellis and A. T. Beck recognized a concept about the position of cognition and abnormal behavior by working with clients in therapy. A. Ellis proposed an explanation of how the ABC system works; A is the activating experience; B the thinking or view that he realistically follow; and C, penalty for the individual, and behavioral. Erin T Beck has pointed out that psychological disorders often associated w... ... middle of paper ... ... J. H., & Manos, M. J. (2004).
Some people are convinced that a lack of will power is at the root of drug addiction, but I believe that it is linked to a brain disease. In most cases, the use of drugs begins voluntarily. However, using drugs persistently over time results in a brain disease, which alters the function and structure of the brain (“We Can Conquer Drug Addiction”). Addiction can be more than a brain abnormality; genetics can play a role in the likelihood of someone becoming addicted to drugs. In general, drugs are known for changing mood, memory, perception, and emotional states.
Drug addiction is often characterized as being a complex brain disease that causes compulsive, uncontrollable, drug craving, seeking and use without any regards to the consequences they may bring upon themselves, or society. As long as the brain is exposed to these large amounts of dopamine on the reward system, it will inevitably develop a tolerance to the current dopamine levels, which it is receiving, lessening the pleasure the user will experience. In order to satisfy the brains “reward... ... middle of paper ... ...www.drugfree.org/about 8bPartnership at Drugfree.org (2010). Annual Report. Retrieved October 21, 2011, from http://www.drugfree.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/PARTNERSHIP-ANNUAL.pdf?utm_source=About_Us&utm_medium=annual_report&utm_campaign=download National Institute on Drug Abuse (2009).
The usage of recreational drugs has a negative effect on the body, and can interfere with one’s memory. The main question is whether this addiction to recreational drugs is the main cause of the mind that interferes with the issue of truth and memory and how is it this shown by creative nonfiction writers. I argue that the addiction to such drugs as cocaine and crystal meth can mess with the author’s cognitive ability, therefore tying it to which ties into memory. When the authors are addicted to these drugs, their brains are affected to the point that they can no longer distinguish between truth and memory and thus result in blurred and false memories. Many people use drugs once in a while.
Before we can examine why these people are addicted to drugs, one must first define the word addict. George F. Koob defines addiction as a compulsion to take a drug without control over the intake and a chronic relapse disorder (1). The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders of the American Psychiatric Association defined "substance dependence" as a syndrome basically equivalent to addiction, and the diagnostic criteria used to describe the symptoms of substance dependence to a large extent define compulsion and loss of control of drug intake (1). Considering drug addiction as a disorder implies that there are some biological factors as well as social factors. There are many biological factors that are involved with the addicted brain.
ADHD can also cause its sufferers to be overactive and to be unable to control their general behavior (Merill). However, when Adderall is not prescribed to help treat either ADHD or narcolepsy, the only way for one to obtain it is through illegal drug sales. Typically, when Adderall is obtained illegally the goal of its user is to help prolong the amo... ... middle of paper ... ....d. Web. 18 Nov. 2013. . Schiffner, Jennifer.
Is Addiction a Disease or a Choice? Addiction should be considered a disease, and people who are suffering from drug abuse should have the right for treatment and medication. In modern culture, (addiction) it refers to the uncontrollable seeking of an experience, usually through use of a substance that either gratifies or relieves pain (Gazzaniga, 1988). Drug addiction can be either psychological or physiological. Some of the causes of why a group in a particular society may tend to the use of drugs as an alternative to look for help, or medical assistance are due to socioeconomic factors, such as being at a disadvantage position in society, or facing unemployment and, as a consequence, poverty.