What Causes Drugs to Be Addicting?

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Created On: Monday, 21, October 2019
Modified On: Tuesday, 19, November 2019

Drugs can become addicting for a variety of reasons, but what causes drugs to be addicting is the chemical make-up of each drug and the effects it has on the body and mind. Most narcotic drugs will cause a pleasurable or euphoric effect that will become habit-forming. Drugs create both physical and psychological dependencies that create the addiction, and an addiction is a complete disregard for consequences with the drug use.

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Other factors that contribute to drugs being addictive are that of the environment. A person's environment is one of the main reasons why someone would begin to abuse drugs and alcohol. Many people become addicted to drugs and alcohol because of the places they are living, the people they are around, the environment they are raised in, and any other traumas they experience. Drugs and alcohol become a way to avoid responsibility and problems of life, and unfortunately the end result is not what the person was looking for. Drug and alcohol addiction is dangerous and will create only pain and sorrow, and despite drugs providing temporary relief and a brief moment of happiness. Anyone struggling with an addiction should reach out to local treatment resources, and rehabilitation programs help.