Addiction : Drugs And Alcohol

976 Words Dec 15th, 2015 4 Pages
Addiction in Many Forms Addiction is commonly associated with drugs and alcohol. Addiction is not only related to drugs or alcohol, but it is also tied to things and activities. Addiction to drugs or alcohol are quite similar, but in some respects, slightly different to addictions to activities and other things. Addiction to drugs and alcohol, over time, leads to a buildup of tolerance. Tolerance causes the user to need more of what they are addicted to in order to experience an equal or increased effect than previously needed to obtain the same effect. They use drugs to avoid or relieve withdrawal symptoms. Addicts put people close to them at risk and jeopardize their social life for just a little more of the addicted substance or activity. Addiction to an activity can be just as detrimental to someone as an addiction to a drug. Addicts will put their addiction to whatever activity before the rest of their normal lives. When an addict is not doing such activities, they are thinking about it, and letting their addiction consume their mind. In the book Beautiful Boy by David Sheff, Sheff 's son, Nic, is addicted to meth. David is a concerned father, and furthermore, David is showing signs of being addicted to his son 's safety and wellbeing. Sheff writes about experiences where his son goes missing for days on end, and all he can do is worry is a worry. Sheff speaks here, showing his addiction through his actions, “Nic has been gone for six days, and my desperation has…
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