Thursday, August 7, 2014
Drugs are very addictive and produce an intense craving and longing for the use of a particular drug. Those are who addicted to drugs feel very overwhelmed and anxious and suffer from an uncontrollable urge for their particular drug. The more you do a drug, the more your body gets used to it therefore your body becomes dependent on it. So when you stop taking the drug you begin to feel unpleasant feelings because your body is not used to the feeling without the drug. This is known as withdrawal syndrome, due to the absence of the drug. And as a result, an addiction is formed because people do not want to feel these unpleasant withdrawal effects, and they enjoy the euphoric relief the drug brings them. Many people would not consider caffeine or alcohol to necessarily be a drug, but when you think about it, they both have have certain effects on your body and can be highly addictive. I know that many people become addicted to alcohol, however I have never heard of naltrexone, and that if you take it for six consecutive days it will reduce the urge of alcohol. I thought that was great, I never knew this existed but I think it would be great for addicts to try in hopes to reduce their urge and ultimately reduce their consumption of alcohol. You can also be addicted to something healthy, such as exercising, but it was upsetting to read that abstinence from exercise also had negative withdrawal symptoms such as depression, anxiety, and irritableness.