Essay on Drug Addiction And Its Effects On Society

910 Words Oct 4th, 2015 4 Pages
Was there ever a time you had to do something you weren’t excited about. Although everyone told you it would be a great experience and you are going to learn so much! Even with the reassurance you pulled back unsure of what you would see. This past two weeks I have seen things I never dreamed would be a part of my job I had during college. A brief rundown of what I learned is to some people the Human life is priceless. While others see it as a burden weather that life be their own or the people that surround them daily. Even though the classes of Drug Addictions, Abuse, and Suicide prevention were all separate, by Friday they started to run together. The classes were all connected within some way.

Drug Addiction
Drug Addiction; Addiction is defined as a chronic, relapsing brain disease that is characterized by compulsive drug seeking and use, despite harmful consequences. It is considered a brain disease because drugs change the brain; they change its structure and how it works. So what drags people to use drugs when they know how harmful it really is? Genetics. On the power point in the class this was written. Most studies show that 50% of your risk of becoming an addict is linked to your genes, says Dr. Mohamad: “Alcohol and drug addiction is a chronic brain disease and just like most chronic diseases (asthma, diabetes, etc.), there is a strong genetic component.” So when we know the risk of addiction is strong than why use the substance? The first time we use is a…

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