Addiction Research Paper

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Morgan Azbill English 1111 Addiction: A Disease or A Weakness? Addiction- a primary, chronic, neurobiologic disease, with genetic, psychosocial, and environmental factors influencing its development and manifestations. It is characterized by behaviors that include one or more of the following: impaired control over drug use, compulsive use, continued use despite harm, and craving. The difference between addiction and abuse is often times unclear. It’s a difficult call to make as a family member or a close friend that is dealing with a person like this in their life, but ultimately it is a call that only the addict can make for themselves. There are tons of different sources and tests and questions out there that can be done that can…show more content…
That is an insanely high number that could be lowered if we are doing our best to pay attention to these children that are crying out for help in one way or another. It doesn’t have to lead people in to a long and dreadful life of drinking and drugging there are steps that can be taken to prevent that and professionals to talk to help people work through that before they reach addiction. In many situations, the issues start early on in the childhood and teenage years and it continues to get worse as they get older. Children who start drinking in their teenage years are much more likely to develop problems with drinking and drugs then those who wait until they are 21. There are plenty of parents that do all they can to stop their kids from doing drugs and try to get them the help that they need to deal with whatever issues they are having and it still doesn’t stop them. While at the same time many parents look the other way and don’t want to believe that their kids are doing it or don’t see it as a big issue. They think they are just kids and this is what kids do and they will grow out of it, and some kids do grow out of it and they move on and they have amazing lives, which is an example of drug abuse. Once the person get in to trouble, or someone gets hurt, or something more important comes up in life they are able to just give it up for good. Addicts can’t give it up that easily. When the person is destroying relationships, losing jobs, and

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