THEORIES ON ALCOHOLISM AND DRUG ADDICTION
There is more than one type of drug addiction to contend with when considering each side of the debate. For example, some addictive substances create purely or mainly psychological cravings. Some addictive substances create primarily physical addictions by causing the body to adapt to their presence. The strongest addictions appear to be to those substances that create both a strong physical and psychological addiction.
The question brought up is whether is a physical addiction, psychological addiction, or the intra-working of both that have a genetic component. The answer dictates some forms of treatment such as the use of other drugs to take the place or to otherwise remove the craving for a particular drug. This is an important debate because it impacts the treatment of alcoholism and drug addiction.
Success rate of alcoholism and drug addiction recovery program
It is known that the average alcoholism and drug addiction recovery program succeed with just over 15% of participants. So whether you’re born with an addiction to a drug you have never had in your body or you develop the addiction later, addiction exists. But that still leaves a question about whether or not you can beat addiction or whether it is a lifelong disease.
It is necessary to learn a little more about some facets of addiction on which there is general agreement. Chemical addiction typically begins when a substance treats a problem. In some cases, the substance might be treating a problem caused by the substance. Such would be the case if the substance caused your body to stop producing feel-good hormones by overloading your body with feel-good hormones.
The difference between the person who does not become addicted to the substance and the person who does become addicted is either that the addict has a lower tolerance to the side effects of not taking the substance or that the addict is even more physically susceptible to the effects of the substance and has stronger motivation to continue the use of the substance.
In simple terms, alcoholism and drug addiction is the inability to stop using a substance because it makes you feel better, regardless of whether you are made worse. The addict has a strong craving perhaps the pain can only be treated in the short-term by giving in to the desire for the drug. Each time that person gives in to this short-term solution, the addiction becomes stronger.
The long-term solution would be to cease using that drug. Most health scientists seem to agree that many drugs with physical dependency factors damage the part of the brain that is responsible for considering the long-term consequences of any actions taken. So if there is a cure for addiction, it is in re-building the long-term decision-making function of the brain.
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