Addiction. The Brain Disease by Hannah Carlson M.Ed.LPC

By Hannah Carlson M.Ed.LPC

Young grownup advisor to the actual, emotional, social, mental sickness of dependancy. what's habit? dependancy to ingredients, behaviors, to the self. Self-tests: own tales. remedy and restoration. Dictionary of addictions and meanings.

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The ‘go’ system runs wild, and once the first drug or drink is taken, an addict loses control over stopping. A most important symptom of addiction is easy for an addict and others to observe. This is the loss of control. After the first drug or drink, the ‘go’ systems of the addict/alcoholic’s brain’s pleasure circuits override the ‘stop now’ systems of the judgment circuits. The ‘go’ system runs wild, and once the first drug or drink is taken, an addict loses control over stopping. The terrible danger is that using drugs and alcohol repeatedly over time alters an addict’s brain chemistry and function.

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The two drugs that are always around, in school and out, are weed, laced or unlaced with other drugs, and alcohol. Marijuana and beer are the regular ones we use. We smoke and drink at the same time. I don’t think any of my friends have messed with heroin yet, but you never know. Alyssa, 16 Last year we pretty much stuck to just beer and marijuana, but this year at parties I’ve mixed in Ecstasy, my mother’s Percocet, and cocaine. We try different combinations for different highs, vodka and LSD, or we add mushrooms to beer and weed.

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