Turning Point Explains the Effects Of Drug Abuse On The Brain

Depression, lack of social acceptance, and tragedies can force a person to turn to drug abuse in order to escape their pain.
Drug addiction affects nearly 20 million Americans and can leave an individual devastated and completely disconnected from society.

Most individual turn to substance abuse in order to escape deep emotional problems that they face in their daily life.

Depression, lack of social acceptance, and tragedies can force a person to turn to drug abuse in order to escape their pain.

Drug abuse can provide a temporary fix for these emotional problems but at a very steep cost that completely ruins the individual’s personality and erases all traces of self-respect and responsibility. In addition to these social issues, drug abuse can also lead to some serious mental as well as physical issues. The brain communicates with the body using neurons that send different signals to the body.

Drugs are chemicals that disrupt this function and create an excess amount of different hormones in the body like Endorphins that provide a sense of happiness to the addict.  This increased sense of pleasure forces the addict to continue to use drugs. This excessive amount of hormones leads to the body relying on the external source to supplement the natural requirement of hormones in the body. Therefore, the addict does not feel any joy or connection in the life and continue to rely on the drugs in order to sustain them.

Continued and long term drug abuse can change the way neurons fire in our brain and affect the learning, cognitive and problem-solving skills of the addict. As time passes the effectiveness of the drugs continues to wear off and the patient has to take an additional amount of dosages in order to experience the similar level of pleasure and happiness.

Drug addicts tend to go at all lengths in order to get their next dose that leads to criminal activities and acts that they would have cringed from if they have been their former self. Drug addiction is a serious concern and usually the patient affected by the drugs does not realize that the is addicted to the substance and may keep on thinking that taking drugs is an acceptable behavior until things get completely out of control.

Addiction forces the individual to leave their former life behind and become solely concerned about their need for the drug. Experts suggest that the family intervention, support, and a good rehabilitation program can be critical in helping the patients recover.




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