First of all, it’s important to understand the complete cycle of addiction. When a person first intakes drugs or alcohol the chemical contents in that particular substance alters the regular composition of the brain. Drugs and alcohol artificially make the brain release endorphins, a hormone responsible for pleasure, causing a person to lose senses and feel “high”. Regular consumption of such content rewires the brain, making it adapt to the irregular change of its chemical structure. The artificially suppressed emotions become more heightened and as the regular brain activity fails to provide the required amount of endorphins, the body starts craving for a re-dose.
Like a disease, addiction slowly intensifies and completely grips the individual that leads to lies, denial, and complete loss of self-respect. The only thing that becomes important to an addict is getting the drug in his body.
But who are these people who fall prey to such a weakening disease?
- Genetics: Believe it or not substance and drug abuse may also run in the family. Genetically transferred substance abuse is at times the most difficult to treat as the chemically altered brain is hereditary.
- Emotional factors: Another group of people at a high risk for addictions are the ones who suffer from social anxiety and have trouble in expressing themselves. Emotionally deprived people easily fall prey to substance abuse and find it difficult to recover as they may not feel motivated by anything at all.
- Failure or low self-esteem: People who have tendency of depression or low self-esteem may also suffer from a different kind of substance addiction. Such individuals are constantly searching for ways to feel good about themselves. Alcohol/drugs give them an artificial escape, which makes them feel good about themselves.
- Drug addiction is a disease that at a certain point outgrows the capacity of human intelligence. At such point the person becomes completely unaware about his situation and may deny it as well. Here it becomes important for the family members and friends to support and help him/her understand their condition and accept help.
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