The Addict's Bloodstream Addiction

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Imagine developing a disease that could easily hijack the brain from voluntary behavior of using drugs (including alcohol); an addiction that initially could be preventable. The song lyrics from “The River”, sang by the Tea Party, define an addict who is in trouble for her life because of the use of drugs and/or alcohol. The title of the song, “The River” is referred to as the addict’s bloodstream tainted from her addiction. She struggles to survive, but the more she uses, the more drugs are desired, causing her addiction. One might take drugs for the following reasons: to feel good, to mask pain/problems, to do better, from peer pressure, or to feel better. Consequently, under the circumstances described, the addiction has guided her down

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