11

Sep

For someone to develop drugs/alcohol dependency, most experts see this developing over time. The addict/alcoholic progressively gets immersed in their addiction. The reinforcing effects they derive from their use as well relying on it to cope with challenges in their life, paves the way for the addiction to take hold. A recently deceased writer, a…

04

May

Drugs popularity has been increasing among  youth. However, our understanding of addiction and impact it has on us and our brains has also increased. Drugs alter our brain chemistry in ways that make stopping the drug of choice difficult. Since different drugs effect brain chemistry in their own ways, each drug could present it’s own unique…

02

Apr

A part of the human brain, orbital frontal cortex, is thought to represent emotion and reward in decision making. A study conducted on individuals who never smoked marijuana and those who were regular smokers, found less gray matter in the users. This means that region is better connected than nonusers and flow of traffic is faster…

01

Feb

Addicts enjoy the the feeling of getting high, weather it be drugs or alcohol. They also enjoy the function it may serve(feeling more comfortable in social settings, enjoying the escape, etc.). It is safe to say that a good portion of addicts would continue to use if outside influences(family, legal, employment)didn’t make it more uncomfortable…