What is drug addiction?
The dividing line between drug abuse and drug addiction can be rather fine sometimes, but simply put, drug addiction is the point at which the user has developed a psychological or physiological dependence on a substance and can no longer make the choice whether or not to use.
What is drug abuse?
Drug abuse is using any drug for something other than its intended purpose, or using it improperly. That can include using too much prescription medication, or using it too often, other than the prescribed way as directed by the doctor. It is using alcohol to the point where you get intoxicated. Drug abuse is a conscious choice.
Not all agree with our answers to these drug addiction questions but most do.
Do all people who use drugs for recreation become addicts?
No. There are many factors that go into addiction, such as genetics, personality and of course the substance itself. Not everybody who drinks is an alcoholic and not everybody who uses heroin for recreation will become an addict. It’s an individual occurrence. People are born with the inclination to abuse and become addicted, but it is not until the substance is introduced to the brain that the cycle begins.
Is drug addiction a disease?
This is a personal perspective. As many people say ‘Yes’ as they do ‘No’. If you say ‘Yes’ it is because you feel drug addiction and alcoholism are diseases of the brain. It also cause moral changes and affects a person's whole being. If you say ‘No’ it is because you feel the addiction has cause either an emotional or chemical dependency and it was a ‘choice’
Is drug addiction a choice?
Nobody sets out in life to become an addict. The short answer is no. But there is an on-going debate about this and there are strong arguments on both sides of the issue. The insanity of drug addiction and alcoholism is in the self-destructive nature of the disease, as people will use regardless of the consequences. They will ignore reason, medical fact and all forms of warning. Bottom line, people do have to make free will decisions to act in their own best interest.
These are controversial drug addiction questions and answers but this represents the opinion of this website.
Is there a cure for drug addiction?
Yes. Everyone can fully recover from either drug addiction or alcoholism.
If I am an addict am I not just hurting myself and not anybody else?
No. Drug addiction and alcoholism are family problems and the ones who love the addict/alcoholic are all impacted. Friends, co-workers can likewise suffer when someone they care about is causing harm.
Does drug addiction damage the brain?
It can. Prolonged use of drugs and alcohol can cause permanent brain damage. In some cases treatment and recovery can lead to the reversal of negative effects. These are controversial drug addiction questions and answers but this represents the opinion of this website.
Is the brain damage permanent?
Prolonged use of drugs can cause irreversible damage to the brain, including but not limited to the ability to reason, memory, physical coordination, and a host of physiological maladies. These are controversial drug addiction questions and answers but this represents the opinion of this website.
How drug addiction happen?
Imagine a cycle of events. When people have a pleasurable experience with a drug, they want to repeat that experience. Over time they build a tolerance to the drug. Over time they can develop a psychological and physiological dependence. Drug addiction is the end result of a sequence of events. These are controversial drug addiction questions and answers but this represents the opinion of this website.
What drugs are abused the most?
In the UK and the United States, by far the most abused drug is alcohol, followed closely by nicotine (cigarettes, chewing tobacco, etc.). The most widely abused illegal drug is marijuana.
What are the long-term effects of alcohol on the body?
Alcohol is extremely toxic. Long term it will cause liver, kidney and heart disease, hypertension, respiratory distress, and contribute significantly to the deterioration of the alcoholic’s overall state of health and well being.
What causes an overdose?
As people continue to use a drug they will build up a tolerance to it. For example, regardless of the substance, cocaine, alcohol, whatever, it will take more of that substance to achieve the desired effects. They will use more. It some point, the brain can only take so much, or there is alcohol poisoning, or other side effects come into play such as heart attack, stroke, or respiratory failure.
If a person has built up a tolerance and they quit for a period of time the body will lose the tolerance. If they go back to using at the same level, that might cause overdose. Everybody is different. Some people will overdose on a seemingly small amount of the drug the first time they take it.
These are non-standard drug addiction questions and answers but this represents the opinion of this website.
What is the best way to pass a drug screening test?
Don’t use the drug.
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