Addiction In Children

Satisfactory Essays
First and foremost, it is important to define addiction. According to the Wisconsin Department of Children and Family, “addiction begins when an individual makes a conscious decision to choose to use alcohol or drugs, and interfere with normal brain functioning and continued use has long-term effects on brain metabolism and activity. The brain goes thru long term changes targeting specific parts of the brain like judgement and planning, making it impossible to stop using drugs. Because of the changes in the brain, drugs then create a chronic disease, addiction that requires treatment to stop using.
Get Access