Causes of Addiction
Addiction is as old as the ages. An addiction to alcohol, drugs, or compulsive behaviors can sneak up on a person when they least expect it. It often begins innocently. One might be trying to relieve the stress of everyday life; trying something new; going along with the crowd; trying to get to sleep; trying to stay up for a test paper; trying to feel better; trying to do better, etc. Before one knows it, they’re turning to the drug, alcohol or compulsive behavior as a way of coping with negative feelings, stressors, and other aspects of their lives. Efforts to scale back or to stop altogether then become difficult or next-to-impossible. They are now trapped in the hell of addiction. Numerous factors can contribute to a particular person’s addictive vulnerability. These include biology (untreated mental health issue, “brain rewiring”), socio-economic class., social environment, genetics, stress, etc.
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