It is commonly presumed that people who lack willpower or moral principles become addicted to drugs. But that is not always the case. In reality, drug addiction is a complex disease, and quitting the habit takes more than just an ounce of willpower as is the case with smokers, for example.
Taking drugs changes the central nervous system in ways which make quitting extremely hard. But it is definitely not impossible.
The Gradual Onset of Drug Addiction
Addiction to LDS is a chronic disease that orients a user to seek drugs they are addicted to. It is a compulsive habit as despite knowing the negative effects the user cannot quit and becomes frustrated when they do not get the drug they are looking for.
Drugs affect the pleasure centers of our brains and its reward circuit, i.e. the chemicals that cause happiness, euphoria (serotonin and dopamine). As a person takes LSD, the brain secretes these chemicals which drain out the natural reservoir of the brain and this process continues with regular usage.
The natural functioning of the brain and its chemicals is affected deeply due to this. These brain adaptations often lead to the person becoming less inclined towards the happiness that they once used to enjoy.
We are here to help anyone with a drug problem. Though it might be hard to convince an addict to quit, it is definitely not impossible. There are several ways in which a drug overdose and the addiction can be treated, monitored and counseled by experts. Learn more about this on the pages of our blog!
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