Catholicism vs. Buddhism: Drug Addiction
Drug addiction is a chronic, often relapsing brain disease that causes compulsive drug addiction. It’s also similar to other chronic diseases, such as diabetes, asthma, and heart disease. Drug addiction can definitely be managed successfully but only if you’re committing to stopping. Drugs contain chemicals that tap into the brains communication system and disrupt the way nerve cells normally send, receive, and process information. There are two ways that drugs cause this disruption: First one is by imitating the brains natural chemical messengers and the Second is by over stimulating the reward circuit of the brain. Many people don't understand why people become addicted. Its mostly assumed that drug abusers lack moral principles and they could stop using drugs simply by changing there behavior. The more risk factors an individual has, the greater the chance that taking drugs can lead to addiction. “In reality, drug addiction is a complex disease, and quitting takes more than good intentions or a strong will” which means that drug addiction will eventually lead to addiction and will give you a disease. It’s hard to quit the addiction if you don't control your body and stop it on your own. Drug usage will jeopardize your life, which will lead into early death. “Drug addiction is a preventable disease. Results from NIDA funded research have shown that prevention programs involving families, schools, communities, and the media are effective in reducing drug abuse” which means that drug usage can be stopped if you just put all your effort into making it stop. I personally believe that if you put God first and pray for your sins, God will help you get through your tribulations.
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