However, addiction can also take place with any civilized human being. Caffeine, alcohol, and plastic surgery are just a few addictions that people let take over their lives. For someone to stop is quite brave due to several obstacles they are put through. The end of an addiction is not as easy as someone might think due to the user being immediately in a state of withdrawal which is a series of harsh symptoms that attack their vulnerable mind and body. Ironically, addictions are a never ending cycle that consumes the user, making it merely impossible to recover and live a close to civilized life.
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Some studies did show a small improvement that might spell the difference between victory and de... ... middle of paper ... ... included in this model. Methadone is greatly overused when trying to treat drug addiction. It has many negative effects when it is used too much. It can shorten your attention span and mess with your brain. That is why you should not treat drug addiction with it.
Doctors not warning their patients about all of the warnings of weaning off these medications can cause them to start doing harder drugs. Taking Adderall from a young age and stopping suddenly can cause your body to crash unless you do the hard drugs that give you the same feeling as Adderall. Also, taking opioids and not knowing the side effects and how to wean yourself off can cause major damage, and bodily cravings for the chemicals that are in them. So you go to cocaine because it has the same
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All drugs negatively affect the brain. That is why drugs can make your body feel high, low, slow, or fast, or make the user see things that are not truly there. Some drugs can hurt your brain and affect how you act and how your body feels. These problems might last just a little while, or for the rest of your life. Drug abuse and addiction will often change your brain chemistry (Effects of Drug Abuse).
Drugs are misleading; they cause you to think that your life is becoming better, when it is actually becoming worse. “Fooling” is what drugs do best; they fool the brain receptors by sending abnormal messages to it. After all, what good really comes from drugs? When someone starts taking it, it is very hard for them to stop, if not impossible. Nevertheless, if they actually do stop there are many side effects to this, “Persistent vulnerability to relapse long after drug taking has ceased” (Koob & Le Moal, 2001, p. 97-129).