Addiction is the reliance on a routine. There are many addictive stages. Addiction, as it comes along, becomes a way of life. The persistent use of the substance causes to the user serious physical or psychological problems and dysfunctions in major areas of his or her life. The drug user continues to use substances and the compulsive behavior despite the harmful consequences, and tries to systematically avoid responsibility and reality, while he or she tends to isolate himself/herself from others because of guilt and pain (Angres, & Bettinardi-Angres, 2008).
However, with addiction comes withdrawal, and this is equivalent to rejection which the best cure for is finding new love. Medications such as antidepressants, however, make this harder as they increase serotonin, which decreases dopamine. Adolescents are also more likely than their adult or young child counterparts to do things like show risky and/or dangerous behavior, including getting into fights or accidents, misinterpret emotions and/or social cues, and act without thinking. While teenagers are more
In fact, we'd hope an alternative explanation would have more value than the disease label, by giving people with addictions something the disease concept lacks: an understanding that is useful for treating the problem. This question has been discussed in Module 1 amongst my cohorts and I with the majority stating addiction was a disease and those few who questioned this, only did so because someone they truly loved became an addict hurting their feelings which in turn clouded their
Drugs and alcohol were another causation that he brought up as a reason for abuse. The substance abuse theory has been a disputed claim as a cause of child abuse. As stated, “Although it would be convenient to blame substance abuse as the cause of family violence, to do so would be to overlook all the interlocking dynamics that are both involved in both substance abuse and family violence” (Wallace, 24). Nonetheless, he did mention substance abuse as a factor of child abuse that he witnessed personally in his career. The last aspect he mentioned which I found interesting was generational ignorance of the family.
Case Study: Charlie Sheen Addiction is multi-layered, curable disease that disturbs an individual’s brain function and behavior; that alters the chemical in one’s communication system, in addition, interferes with the normal process of the neurons in sending, receiving, and processing information, resulting in a change that continue long after drug usage has stopped (Miller, Forcehimes, & Zweben, 2011). This report will explore Charlie Sheen’s long-standing history with drugs and alcohol, criminal background, sexual behaviors, with the help of models of dependency Why did I choose Charlie Sheen? Mr. Sheen life has been disturbed since childhood and was sober for 11 years before returning to drugs and alcohol to anxiety and fear after learning of HIV diagnosis. Mr. Sheen behavior has ruined his career with the television series Two and a Half Men (Lorre et al., 2003) causing his hypo-manic meltdown. Factual he has had several aberrant incidents along the way, but he seemed to have battered
People use these addictions to escape the world they live in, similarly to the way Case has a dependency on drugs. This type of dependency is usually started because people have the feeling of emptiness and are struggling with this feeling, looking for an easy way to feel better. Case was given the opportunity to escape his addiction, but instead Case states, “Thanks, but I was enjoying that dependency” (45). He enjoyed his dependency on drugs and alcohol because it was a form of an escape from his body, a chance to forget about his body slowly deteriorating. As Case gradually weakens he continues to abuse stimulants to help with the loss of energy.
The inevitable fact that addiction is a harmful disease and the recovery process is lifelong that consists of various stages of relapse raises a serious question. What is the duty of an addict in the jurisdiction towards the society? In the light of the legal standard, patient who is competent and incompetent is evaluated through the relevant questions of his or her desires at the present time, a living will, and the legal capability of forming a will. Furthermore, drug-addicts may be currently not competent but were formerly competent, and to explore the variable of declaration of the desires with regard to extraordinary means of treatment, is necessary (Harris, 2008, p. 244). The organization known as Children Requiring a Caring Kommunity
You’ve probably heard of a Freudian slip, the term used to describe this. Freud suggested that slips of the tongue are actually sexual or aggressive urges, accidentally slipping out of our unconscious. Speech errors such as this are quite common. Seeing them as a reflection of unconscious desires, linguists today have found that slips of the tongue tend to occur when we are tired, nervous, or not at our optimal level of cognitive functioning. According to Freud, our personality develops from a conflict between two forces: our biological aggressive and pleasure-seeking drives versus our internal control over these drives.
The effects of addiction on health can be devastating. Once addiction develops, the brain changes interfere with an individual’s ability to make voluntary decisions, leading to compulsive drug craving, seeking and use. 6 Drug abuse can suppress the body’s immune system and is related to risky behaviours, involving the sharing of contaminated syringe, needle or injection paraphernalia and unprotected sex. The combination greatly increases the likelihood of acquiring HIV, hepatitis and many other infectious diseases. 6 Drugs that lead to these diseases are heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine.