Essay Drugs: Tolerance and Withdrawal

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Drugs cause an indescribable high, causing the imprisoned individual to be set free from their reality; however, that’s not only what drugs cause. About 200 million people around the world are drug users causing 250,000 deaths each year. Dependency on a drug then leads to a tolerance to the drug, and before the user knows it, they are addicted. Drugs are like a black hole that vacuums the user into a state of addiction which makes it even more difficult to escape and quit. However, addiction can also take place with any civilized human being. Caffeine, alcohol, and plastic surgery are just a few addictions that people let take over their lives. For someone to stop is quite brave due to several obstacles they are put through. The end of an…show more content…
Eventually that addiction leads to drug tolerance. Tolerance is when drug user takes more and more of their drug of choice in order to receive the same type of euphoria feeling they once felt with smaller quantities. Tolerance mostly has to deal with the drug the user is addicted to and is more likely depending on the regularity of the use. While taking the drug dopamine levels rise causing a high that cannot be reached without the drug. That high is so spectacular that the user begins to feel lifeless and depressed. In time, the user begins to take larger and larger quantities of their drug. At times, even, the user might experience with other drugs causing them to take more and more different illicit drugs. Drug addicted, due to tolerance, seems like a never ending cycle with the only way of escaping is dying. Statistically, more people in the United States get help before it’s too late. About 2.6 million of the 23.5 million people in the United States get help with their addiction. Roughly 12% of addicts in the United States, which compares to the 30,000 people that die annually in the United States. These numbers are dramatically different, but the number of addicts is enormous. The number of people who actually go to a rehabilitation center for their addiction comes with the awareness of symptoms that will partake and fight against their willpower to stop. Tolerance, however, does not
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