Another factor that could cause addiction is being pressured by peers. People want to fit in and find commonality with their friends. So, they may experiment with drugs and or alcohol or use them recreationally, which can lead to addiction. Another way people become addicts is by becoming so dependent on prescription drugs to the numb pain that they can’t function without them. And finally, addiction can be caused by the state of mind in an individual.
According to Roxanne Edwards of Medicine.net, “In terms of effects on the body, intoxication with a substance can cause physical effects that range from marked sleepiness and slowed breathing …to the rapid heart rate...” In addition, psychologically they can have suicidal thoughts or elation depending on the addictive substance or behavior. This is why it is important for the addict to seek help because they cannot get rid of the issue on their own. Most of the time, addicts go through some sort of rehab treatment and when they are released they are instructed to go to meetings that help with the aftermath of addiction. Just a few of these groups are places like Alcoholics/Narcotics Anonymous, or even Celebrate Recovery. Although some places believe that these programs do not work, it is well worth mentioning that the success rates depend on the want to of the person working them.
Aside of why people are using drugs, the effects usually have more of an impact on ... ... middle of paper ... ... accident and got a prescription that they became addicted too. With many effects that drugs have on people including addiction, homelessness or death. Hopefully people choose wisely when they are around the wrong crowd or think about their consequences instead of the actions now. Works Cited Dryden-Edwards, MD, Roxanne. "Drug Abuse Symptoms, Causes, Treatment - What Are the Physical and Psychological Effects of Drug Abuse and Addiction?
Drug addiction is a serious problem that can affect the person's body and mind, there are many factors that lead to addiction, and simple treatments to help an addict recover and keep away from relapsing. There are two types of addictions: psychological and physical. When a person is psychologically addicted they believe that they need the drug in order to live. A user gets attached to the drug thinking its normal during their daily routines. “A user may associate certain actions or rituals with taking drugs” (Nagle 22).
Drug addiction does not discriminate; it can affect people of all ages, race and economic status. Some of the complications that can develop from long-term substance additions include: • Health problems – Long-term drugs and alcohol use may cause mental illness, kidney and liver disease. • Financial problems –Over spending to support drugs and alcohol habits can affect one’s family and home life. • Work problems – Drug and alcohol use can cause low productivity, and dismissal. • Legal problems – One may be encouraged to steal in order to support an addiction.
There are two types of group therapy : • Support group • Self-help group Treatment given by Criminal Justice System is for those who had some history of committing crime under influence of drug. It helps the person to remain far away from drug addiction and committing crime. Any single therapy is not that much effective while treating drug addiction. Combination of all these treatment is very effecting in the treatment of drug addiction, because the ultimate aim of all these treatments is to help the person to live a drug free life.
The multi-causal model of drug abuse takes into account social and individual causes of addiction, both distant and immediate, that lead to a disposition to using drugs, drug use and the social and individual consequences. Why a person becomes addicted to drugs or alcohol is different for everyone. Some are genetically predisposed, some learn it from their environment (i.e. family or friends), and still others use it to avoid a trauma they have experienced. The case history describes a client that had both social and individual causes for her alcohol use and subsequent dependence.
Drug abuse and addiction are issues that affect people everywhere. However, these issues are usually treated as criminal activity rather than issues of public health. There is a conflict over whether addiction related to drug abuse is a disease or a choice. Addiction as a choice suggests that drug abusers are completely responsible for their actions, while addiction as a disease suggests that drug abusers need help in order to break their cycle of addiction. There is a lot of evidence that suggests that addiction is a disease, and should be treated rather than punished.
Although I shall mainly be covering in detail the genetic, neurobiological and some environmental factors explaining why some people are more likely to develop addictions than others, I shall briefly mention some other risk factors and explain how they may lead to addictions. Substance dependant addicts no longer experience pleasure from taking the substance they are addicted to and only take it to avoid the harsh withdrawal symptoms. The table below states the different risk factors influencing addiction and briefly explains how they are linked to addiction. Risk factors Link to addiction Genetics Inherited Genes The g... ... middle of paper ... ...l responses and links them with memories. The dopamine build up in the nucleus accumbens (NAc) in the limbic system produces powerful feelings of pleasure because cocaine causes an unnaturally high number of dopamine-receptor complexes to form in the NAc.
There are some reasons why people might turn to using drugs. People use drugs to escape or relax and want to get comfortable from the effect of drugs. Also, emotional suffering from family or personal problems, losing a job, or having no friends, and environmental stress can be a factor to cause to use drugs. Then, people continue to take drugs heavily, and their body gets used to drugs. This means their body requires more drugs to get the same effects as before, and then they will not be able to stop taking drugs.