The Importance Of Drugs And Happiness

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The ability of drugs to help their consumer to reach a status of happiness has always been one of the attracting factors that lead a lot of people to experiment with at least one from a variety of substances. Seems like an excellent arrangement, how humans have had so much progress that we are able to pack happiness in the form of pills and substances. However, is it real joy if it is achieved in an artificial way? The use of drugs only gives a temporary sense of satisfaction, including a handful bundle of side effects if used with no moderation. Consequently, happiness should not come from something that destroys you, indeed, something unnatural as drugs could never give the sensation of something natural, as happiness is.
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This is true, but these people never become addicts because they do not need drugs to fill out the empty spaces of their lives, in other words, their happiness come from other sources, and drugs become more an entertainment source rather than a need, as the Harvard Mental Health Letter describes “First, to state the obvious, a drug must be available in sufficient amounts to sustain an addiction. But it may be just as important that other sources of satisfaction are not available… People risk addiction most when they lack other capacities, interests, and choices, other ways to solve problems, other sources of attachment to something outside themselves. The brain 's motivation system is more easily disturbed when varied sources of reward and expectation are not preserving its balance” (Harvard, 2). Drugs become a problem when the person loses the sense of moderation, and this is due to the alterations in the reward system of the brain when drugs are consumed repeatedly. Our reward system is supposed to give us the sense of satisfaction related to an action when we do it, basically by releasing dopamine, the thing with drugs is that they release such higher levels of dopamine that in invites your body to do it over and over again, without even thinking about the awful consequences, and from there it only gets worse. …show more content…
Indeed, why would one need to discipline one 's passions, refine one 's sentiments, and cultivate one 's virtues, in short, to organize one 's soul for the actions in the world, when one 's aspiration to happiness could be satisfied by drugs in a quick, consistent, and cost-effective manner?” (Kass et al. 36). Human life, in general, would not have sense if drugs were there to supply the satisfaction that accomplishments and goals provide, instead of reaching for happiness in an “easier” way, we would be subjugating people to live in ignorance, believing that escaping from their problems will simply erase them, we would not only be producing drugs, we would be producing disguised

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