Harm of Addiction

Harm of Addiction


Addiction is chronic disease characterized by drug seeking  and use which is compulsive, or difficult to control, despite of harmful consequences.

The initial decision is to taking drugs is voluntary for most people, but repeated drug use can lead to brain changes that challenges an addicted person’s self-control & interfere with their ability to resist intense urges to take drugs.

Injecting drug users usually a shared experience

Many people don’t understand why or how other people become addicted to drugs. They may mistakenly think that those who use drug lacks moral principles or willpower & that they could stop their drug use simply by choosing it.
Drug addiction is a complex disease,  and  quitting usually takes more than good intentions or strong will.

As a person continues to use drugs, the brain adjusts to the excess dopamine by making less of it or reducing the ability of cells in the reward circuit to respond to it. This reduces the high that the person feels compared to the high that they felt when first taking the drug. It can also cause them to get less pleasure from other things they once enjoyed. Long-term use also causes changes in other brain chemical systems, and circuit as well, affecting functions.

Yours Truly

Fazal Karim, BMC 3 Semester, St Xavier’s College, Digha

14 Responses to "Harm of Addiction"

  1. Neha BMC -2   December 10, 2017 at 10:52 am

    We all are aware of the consequences of drug addiction still youngsters are heading towards it. Nowadays youngster think that they are following the fashion trends by doing this,they think that they will portrait them as modern by doing these things but it’s absolutely wrong. They are ruining their lives and their families also.

  2. Priya Jyotsna   December 4, 2017 at 11:00 am

    People who suffer from addiction often have one or more accompanying medical issues, which may include lung or cardiovascular disease, stroke, cancer, and mental disorders. Imaging scans, chest X-rays, and blood tests show the damaging effects of long-term drug abuse throughout the body.Therefore the deceased should be in immediate contact with a rehab clinic or a diagnostic for a better and healthy living.

  3. Stuti singh   December 3, 2017 at 10:29 pm

    It’s high time that Indian judiciary should take some legal against those people who are involved in all these drug dealing and all. It’s really a matter of great concern that teenagers and young adults are getting addicted and ending up wasting their money as well as life just for the sake of drugs.

  4. yashswini Tiwary   December 3, 2017 at 7:39 pm

    Delhi is filled with rehab centres trying to keep up with the flow of addicts. Over 500 centres across our country work together to nurse addicts back into healthy productive lifestyles,but addiction is becoming too much for India..

  5. Nishant   November 30, 2017 at 7:26 am

    Drug addiction not only damaging the life of the addicted person but it is also influencing the of life of the others. It should be stopped completely.

  6. Komal   November 30, 2017 at 12:54 am

    This should be noted–>The resulting compulsive behaviors that override the ability to control impulses despite the consequences are similar to hallmarks of other mental illnesses. Addiction changes the brain, disturbing the normal hierarchy of needs and desires. … Drug dependence is synonymous with addiction.

  7. Kislay Ravi   November 29, 2017 at 10:50 pm

    As an old English proverb states: Excess of everything is bad. This excess in longer terms tend to be addiction. Addiction in any if the forms is no less threatening. The most common one among the youths putting the country to shame is that of drugs. Together we all must fight against the same and create a sense of avoidance in the people and specially the youths about this.

  8. Shristy sonal   November 29, 2017 at 10:07 pm

    Addiction can happen at any age, but it usually starts when a person is young. If you continue to use drugs despite harmful consequences, you could be addicted. It is important to talk to a medical professional about it—your health and future could be at stake.

  9. Sonali rani   November 29, 2017 at 1:50 pm

    Yes this is true half of Indian youth are addicted with drugs, and it’s became a serious problem towards nation

  10. Pawan Prakash   November 26, 2017 at 2:56 pm

    Drug addict is a serious issue nowadays. Their are number of myths and misconceptions about drug abuse and addiction are staggering. Many drugs are addictive due to the chemical changes they impose on the brain. Brain chemistry affects how people act, feel and experience life in a general manner. By changing the equation, these substances can cause permanent harm and even psychosis.

  11. kushboo kumari   November 26, 2017 at 10:27 am

    The main harm of addiction is the loss of self. People are destroying their health by trashing their integrity, by abandoning their personal relationships and by giving up dreams for the sake of drugs.

  12. Ujjawal kumar sinha   November 25, 2017 at 3:37 pm

    It is a saying that excess of anything is bad,even the excess of love is harmful . The same is with the drugs … Now a days, people are badly addicted to drugs and they are destroying their life by their own hands .

  13. Gaurav Anand   November 25, 2017 at 4:27 am

    According to bible, anything and everything done in excess is an addiction. If someone is even listening to excessive music, that is an addiction and hence a sin.
    Funfact- Eating sugar also releases dopamine in your brain, thus excessive consumption of it can also account for addiction.

  14. fazal karim   November 24, 2017 at 10:09 am

    “If current trends continue, 250 million children alive today will be killed by drugs.”- W.H.O. bipolar disorder and schizophrenia are the types of mental illness and there is no treatment such that they can be cured