Addiction Abuse And Behavioral Addiction

1552 Words Jul 30th, 2014 7 Pages
“I admire addicts. In a world where everybody is waiting for some blind, random disaster, or some sudden disease, the addict has the comfort of knowing what will most likely wait for him down the road. He 's taken some control over his ultimate fate, and his addiction keeps the cause of death from being a total surprise (Chuck Palahniuk.)” In medical terms, an addiction is a chronic neurological disorder that has genetic, psychosocial, and environmental dimensions. There are various varieties of addiction in the world, but the most widely held are substance abuse and behavioral addiction.
Presently, addiction is a on the rise crisis that numerous American household are facing these days. Alcohol addiction has been the most common addiction. Excessive alcohol drinking is a terrible habit that can turn into an addiction. Research has shown that alcohol interacts with the body’s systems in predictable ways to lead to physiological addiction. Even at low doses, alcohol significantly impairs the judgment and coordination required to drive a car or operate machinery safely. The effects of consuming large amount of alcohol includes: slurred speech, uneasy sleep, nausea, and vomiting.
Moreover, extensive alcohol intake is likely to produce symptoms such as: severe anxiety, tremors, hallucinations, and etc. Mothers who drink alcohol during pregnancy may give birth to infants with fetal alcohol syndrome. These infants may suffer from mental retardation and other irreversible…
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