I have an essay on Drug addiction.Here is my essay.any cooments and advices???Thanks. I will appreciate help))?
Addiction is a chronic, often relapsing brain disease, which causes compulsive drug seeking and use, despite harmful consequences to the addicted individual and to those around him or her. Risk for addiction is influenced by a combination of factors that include individual biology, gender, social environment, age or stage of development.
No single factor determines whether or not a person will become addicted to drugs. Some people can use drugs periodically and never become addicted, while others are instant drug addicts with the first use of a drug. However, genetics is an important factor in addiction. It may be harder for people with certain genes to quit once they start. Children who grow up in an environment of illicit drug use may first see their parents using drugs. This may put them at a higher risk for developing an addiction later in life for both environmental and genetic reasons. There are also differences in gender. Two thirds of attendees at Alcoholics Anonymous are men. It is one of the reasons that we can say that men are twice as likely to have problems with drugs, than women.
Environmental factors, including peer pressure, family conflicts, depression, anxiety, stress, physical and sexual abuse, are major causes of drug use. Peer pressure is a contributing factor, as teens try drugs in order to fit in or be accepted by their peers, which later leads to drug addiction. Adolescents and individuals with mental disorders are at greater risk of drug abuse and addiction, than the general population. The earlier a person begins to use drugs, the more likely is the progress to more serious abuse. People usually believe that they can control their use; however, drugs can quickly take over their lives. Over time, if drug use continues, pleasurable activities become less pleasurable, and it becomes necessary to simply feel normal. The effects of drug addiction cause problems not only for the addict, but also for their family, friends, and community as well.
The development of drug addiction is like a learning process. Life circumstances change, new social roles are created, while old ones are abandoned. The cause of the development of drug abuse depends on dose, frequency and what kind of drug you are taking. However, some individuals may start to feel the need to take higher or more frequent doses, even in the early stages of their drug use. The development of the drug addiction can also be explained by the effects it has on some parts of the brain. People, who use drugs, fail to assess situations, make sound decisions and keep their emotions and desires under control. Adolescents are at higher risk, because they are at a stage, when brain is still developing. This puts them at increased risk of making sober decisions.
What people often underestimate is the complexity of drug addiction, one very common belief that drug abusers should are able just to stop taking drugs. In reality, drug addiction is a complex disease, and quitting takes more than good intensions .
You are using blanket statements that are either untrue, or are only partly true.
You seem to assume all illegal drug taking is abuse. You also seem to think that taking a drug leads to addiction. Neither of these statements are true.
“Over time, if drug use continues, pleasurable activities become less pleasurable, and it becomes necessary to simply feel normal” – again, not true.
“People, who use drugs, fail to assess situations, make sound decisions and keep their emotions and desires under control” – nonsense! In SOME cases that may be true, but yet again, you are generalising FAR too much.
You need to do more research into this I’m afraid