Essay about Addiction : What Causes It?

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Addiction: What Causes It? “Every addiction, no matter what it is, is the result of trying to escape from something by going in the direction of a need that is currently not being met. In order to move past our addiction, we have to figure out what we are trying to use our addiction to get away from and what need we are trying to use our addiction to meet” Teal Swan. Addiction doesn’t necessary means it has to be too a drug they’re other certain things that are addicting. In chapter seven of Opening Skinner’s Box: Great Psychological Experiments, Lauren Slater, author and psychologist, argues that she has no desire to try the bountiful mind-altering drugs in midst (172). Addiction is caused by a substance that our brains receives pleasure or as an reward of something that has happened, making them adapt a certain circumstance causes of addiction could be from a certain problem people try to escape from, seeing someone close to them do them, and pharmacies. People try to escape a problem that has been bugging them. Escaping a problem someone is going through seems like an easier way to get over it then by dealing with it. In chapter seven of Rat Park, Alexander says, “they may begin to use at a bad point in their lives, and once they’ve started an addictive pursuit, they cannot stop” (168). This quote is basically saying that once someone intakes the substance it would be hard to stop taking it. Taking the substance when someone is at the lowest point in their…

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