What Is Addiction?

Addiction is a complex condition, a brain disease that is manifested by compulsive substance use despite harmful consequence. Addicts have an intense focus on using certain substances, such as alcohol or drugs etc, to the point that it takes over their life.

Drug use is often voluntary in the first instance. The development of a full addiction occurs through the intake of a variety of the substance. The brain changes during a substance-related disorder in ways that can take a long time to bring back to a healthy state

Moreover, Addiction can be further simplified as a psychological and physical inability to abstain from either a chemical, drug, activity, or substance etc even though it causes psychological and physical harm to the user

Drug addiction is a chronic disease that can also result from taking medications like the overuse of prescribed opioid painkillers, for example, causes over 100 deaths every day in the U. S. When a person experiences addiction, they cannot control how they use a substance or partake in an activity, and they become dependent on it to cope with daily life.

Addiction does not only refer to dependence on substances such as heroin or cocaine. A person who cannot stop taking a particular drug or chemical is an addict. Despite how dangerous the situation may sound, Yet a number of effective treatments are available and people can recover from addiction and lead normal lives.

Symptoms

Common symptoms of addiction may occur as follows;

  1. uncontrollably seeking drugs and uncontrollably engaging in harmful levels of habit-forming behaviour.

2) neglecting or losing interest in activities that do not involve the harmful substance or behaviour

3) relationship difficulties, which often involve lashing out at people who identify the dependency

4) an inability to stop using a drug, though it causes health problems or personal problems, such as issues with employment or relationships

5) hiding substances or behaviours and otherwise exercising secrecy, for example, by refusing to explain injuries that occurred while under the influence.