Essay on Addiction Is A State Characterized By Compulsive Engagement
They think that using will relieve the stress and therefore make them feel better. People use in reaction to sadness or stress whether they have a physical addiction or not (National Institute on
Drug Abuse). Physical addiction happens when the body becomes dependent on the drug. This usually requires a higher dose of the drug to achieve certain effects because they have built a tolerance to the drug. Normally, people who are physically addicted to a drug go through withdraw if they have stopped using. Physical withdraw symptoms include sweating, vomiting, racing heart, difficulty breathing, etc. Others can be psychologically dependent on a drug. This a dependency of the mind and symptoms can include anxiety, insomnia, depression, etc
(Addictions and Recovery). Whether someone is addicted physically or psychologically, there are many different arguments about substance addiction being a disease or a choice.
Substance addiction is…