There have been advances into the insight of a drug addicts mind. The neuroscience, psychology and biology behind what’s happening has shed some light on just how people get addicted, and what happens to them when they do. It has evaluated the progression from one time use, into full-blown addiction and every step in-between. This type of addiction leads to long-term consequences that are both biologically and emotionally taxing. Addicts use drugs for a variety of reasons. The main reason is to induce euphoria, an intense “high” that is associated with the release of endorphins in the brain. This release of chemicals in the brain is due to the brains natural “reward” system that creates that high feeling. Surprisingly, drugs, food and sex all release the same chemicals, dopamine and serotonin, that create a sense of well-being and even euphoria (Anker,
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