The Truth about Drugs

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Hello, this is a blog post about the truth about drugs like drug detox kits at walgreens. We’re going to talk about all the things that people don’t want you to know, but it will be worth reading because drug addiction is something that can ruin your life if you let it.

It’s best to make an informed decision. There’s lots of misinformation out there and people tend not to tell the whole story when they’re trying to scare you into making a different kind of choice – like quitting drugs cold turkey or only taking prescribed medicines from doctors at clinics or hospitals.

1. The short answer to the question ‘What causes drug addiction?’

Drug addiction is caused by a physical dependence on the drug and an emotional attachment to it.

When you take drugs and you get high, you are experiencing an altered state of consciousness. This altered state can last anywhere from a few minutes – perhaps that’s how long it takes you to finish a joint or a hit of cocaine – up to an hour, perhaps more. This altered state is also called being ‘high’. The feeling of being ‘high’ can be described in many ways, but one description that encompasses all of the emotional feelings associated with this experience is called ‘euphoria’.

Euphoria is the feeling of complete happiness and bliss. It’s a feeling that can be experienced in many different situations and circumstances. People often talk about ‘being high’ on drugs when they’re not really high – or a kind of feeling that occurs in everyday life, such as when you’re driving at night without your lights on.

When you take drugs, you are pushing your body (and mind) to its limits – to the maximum level of effect that the substance can have on your brain and body- but the altered state involved can be overwhelming and overwhelming experiences can be quite frightening if they last too long.

2. The long answer to the question ‘What causes drug addiction?’

Drug addiction is caused by a physical dependence on the drug and an emotional attachment to it.

The physical dependence on drugs means that you need more of the drug to have an effect – also known as tolerance. The emotional attachment to drugs is when you start experiencing withdrawal symptoms if you don’t get your fix. This happens because a part of your brain (the pleasure center, also known as the reward mechanism) gets used to having these substances in its system and it has become accustomed to having them there, so when it doesn’t get them, the desire for more becomes stronger, more urgent and desperate.

3. What happens when you take drugs?

When you take drugs, your body absorbs the substance. The substance passes through the wall of your stomach and into your bloodstream. Your blood brings the substance to all of the cells in your body.

The drug molecules bind to receptors inside a cell – these are called neurotransmitter receptors . When drugs bind with these receptors, they alter a chemical message that is getting sent between two neurons. These two neurons are either in the nervous system or in other parts of your body (the gut for example) that also has its own nervous system. This chemical message is called a neurotransmitter , so when it gets altered, it’s an ‘alteration in neurotransmission’.

Neurotransmitter and neurotransmission can be a very complex thing to understand. It’s a good idea to read the Wikipedia article on this to clear some of the confusion.

Drugs can bind with more than one type of receptor at a time – it depends on how many different types there are in your brain. This is why drugs do different things for different people – it all comes down to how many receptors are in these cells that get altered.

Withdrawal symptoms occur when the drug-adverse effects (what you don’t want) end and the tolerance reaches its peak – this is called ‘peak effect’ or ‘tolerance’. When the drug-induced effects end, you experience the adverse effects of not having the drug in your system. The most common of these is a ‘crash’ or a ‘come down’.

4. What happens when you stop taking drugs?

When you stop taking drugs, your body tries to ‘reset’ itself. This is called withdrawal. When the receptors get back to their normal state they can start receiving neurotransmitters again, but these neurotransmitters are not getting broken down before they reach them – because there isn’t any drug there anymore – so they linger around long enough to be detected by the receptors that were once altered by the drug molecules.

A neurotransmitter is like a lightbulb that turns on and off – it’s supposed to be broken down by the brain before it gets to the cell, because if it doesn’t, the cell will end up getting confused.

Summary:

Drug addiction is caused by a physical dependence on the drug and an emotional attachment to it.

Drugs can bind with more than one type of receptor at a time, which means that they do different things for different people.

When you stop taking drugs, your body tries to ‘reset’ itself. This is called withdrawal.

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