Addiction essay

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Bilan Barbadaes
COM 156
April 2013

Addiction is something that millions of individuals are suffering from either being a user or a victim to a user of an addiction. Addiction is a wide subject that includes much more than drugs and has various different effects on people. In this paper I intend to ask and answer questions like what is addiction truly. What is the root cause to it? Are there any ways to kicking a habit? There are many books, posts and website regarding such a powerful subject but in all honestly there is no one correct answer as all the information obtained has been very helpful and imperative in its own way. I intend to use data on many medical websites and even use some papers
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One drug may lead to another as once you’ve reached the ultimate high from one, you may need something to push your limits and then that is when a problem arises. In this case it was a social aspect that would drive someone to try it and if they like it, they will continue.
Which brings me to my next point, peer pressure and the need to feel accepted can be a huge down fall if you allow it to do so. Growing up as a child I remember that I always to fit in everywhere I went so I would changed my personality in some ways along with the way that I spoke so that I can give the illusion that I was “cool”. However as a child I was also submerged in a parent relationship that involved drugs which made me well aware of the cause and effect so to speak. I was one of the lucky ones as I chose not to try any drugs due to my experience but some are not so lucky. When even one parent in the home is abusing alcohol or drugs, the home is significantly more likely to exist in a state of uncertainty and even chaos. The orderliness and predictability that should make home a safe environment are often sacrificed to the parent’s addiction. Parents who abuse substances often experience severe mood swings leaving children to be unsure as to how mom or dad will be feeling/reacting on any given day. Household rules may be non-existent because the parents simply are not dependable enough to set them up and
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