The nature of addiction describes how drugs slowly encapsulate our brain. In a way addiction is created by the hijacking of the brain by the chemicals present in synthetic and natural drugs. Addiction, as viewed by a society is considered as a social menace. Until recent times many considered addicts as beyond all hope. Yet, due to the advancement in science we can now definitely see that addiction is caused by the hijacking of the brain.
The brain is an extremely complex organ and it's not that difficult for drugs to mimic the functioning of the brain and force you into losing all self control. Getting away from addiction is hardly about the will power you have. It's mostly about how trying to control drug abuse so that your brain can recover and continue with its regular functions.
What Causes Addiction?
Addiction in essence means being enslaved to something. This is absolutely true and it reflects the true nature of addiction. Its' really difficult for any addict to stop using drugs simply because that's what he's being forced to consume. |
Addiction takes hold of your brain and it's really hard to get rid of it. The first thing that drugs do is create a craving. It's similar to craving for your favorite food but at an exemplified level. This happens because the chemicals in the drugs try to mimic the neurons that communicate with the rest of the body. Since these chemicals are obviously different from the natural transmitters of the brain this leads to abnormal functions in the brain. Soon enough, this leads to further craving for the substance, which is artificially created by the drug itself.
Many drugs are also related to euphoric feelings. They make you feel good and this makes you want to come back for more. It's common among many addicts to use drugs just to get over their depression or anxiety.
Further, drugs lead to loss of control. You may want to stop using drugs but drugs tend to destroy any self control that you have. This is why simply trying to walk the path of righteousness does not work. You have to continue with proper rehab alongside.
Even if someone faces adverse consequences due to use of recreational drugs, they tend to continue with the use of drugs because of how dependent they have become. Even drastic health problems are sometimes not enough to stop people