Facts About the Most Used and Abused Drugs from Alcohol to Ecstasy:
The path to drug addiction begins with that first act of taking drugs. Over time, a person may need more of the drug to get the same effect. Drug seeking becomes compulsive, in large part as a result of the effects of prolonged drug use on brain functioning and, thus, on behavior. Drug addiction makes drug use a compelling need, not a casual choice.
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What is Amphetamine Addiction?
Viewed in some circles as the less-threatening “little brother” of the dangerous and highly addictive crystal meth, amphetamine remains a significant threat to the adolescents and adults who use the drug in misguided attempts to fight off fatigue, enhance concentration, or gain a competitive edge in an athletic event.
Drug Addiction an Illness, Not a Crime
Whether addiction is an actual disease remains a hotly debated topic � one which probably will continue. Webster�s defines ‘disease’ as follows: “Any departure from health presenting marked symptoms; malady, illness; disorder”. Drug addiction certainly meets that measure; show me a drug addict and I�ll show you someone presenting symptoms of illness, malady and disorder.