What is addiction?
Addiction is a chronic disease defined by a reward circuit in your brain causing you to want to use drugs again and again.
How does your brain get you addicted to drugs?
Most drugs affect the reward circuit of your brain by sending the chemical messenger dopamine to it. This reward system controls your body to feel satisfaction and prompts your body to feel the satisfaction again. Typically, taking drugs causes a "rush", the reward system prompts your body to keep feeling the rush. The over-stimulation of the reward system can cause people to use drugs again and again. Addictions can be an extremely hard thing to get over and if your a family member, friend, or loved one is to intervene and do your best to constantly watch them to try to help.
Why is addiction so hard to overcome?