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How does drug addiction affect the brain?

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Asked: 2018-03-27 08:28:17
I asked him if he was dropped on his head in just good fun humor--- he lost it and went off on me infuriated. He's a calm guy by nature but his drug addiction has slowly been getting more problematic. Is his lack of calmness and agression because of drug addiction and how it affects the brain?


Answered: 2018-03-28 09:47:30

My heart empathizes with you. Without seeing a healthcare professional, it's hard to determine what exactly is causing the increased mood swings. Drugs do impact the brain so it could be causing the mood swings, but the drugs may also be causing the emergence of an emotional disorder or other mental health problems that could continue to increase along with the drug use.


Answered: 2018-03-31 09:30:52

When youre addicted to drugs, you have changed the structures and functions of your brain to the point that it is telling your body that you need more of the drug, even though this isnt the logical conclusion. The drug abuse definition is when you are mis-using legal or illegal substances in order to achieve a high. With 190 million drugs users around the world, this is a growing problem that some governments are trying to tackle but not very well.


Answered: 2018-04-11 04:26:34

Drugs disrupt the neurons in your mind they change the way messages are given and received this is why you appear impaired or sometimes more highly functional, depending on the drug of choice. Drug use definition is using a substance to alter your mind for a pleasurable outcome.


Answered: 2018-04-08 21:41:42

When youre using drugs regularly, you have already changed the way your brain works by using them. Because you receive pleasure from the drug, the brain adapts to this and it finds it hard to get pleasure from anything else, hence you focus only on getting the drug. It also reduces your impulse control, which leads to impulsive behavior and it affects the part of the brain that deals with stress, so you will feel anxious and stressed if you cant get it. The brain controls everything else in the body, so this is why you go into withdrawal and get sick when you cant have it. When this happens, know that its time to give up drugs and go to rehab, and most of the time you can restore your brain to its normal behavior.


Answered: 2018-03-28 21:11:56

The effects of drugs on someone's body can definitely lead to mood swings and a short temper. Unfortunately, the longer someone is on drugs the more profound the effect may be.


Answered: 2018-04-17 22:35:25

Drug addiction alters your brains normal. So when you flood your brain with drugs it adapts and changes your behavior. So when you do this regularly, your brain changes to accommodate this. When the question is asked, is addiction a disease, this is one of the ways its defined as an illness of the mind.

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