No matter how much we try, all of us are gradually introduced to addictions. While tobacco related smoking and alcohol drinking is quite common, people also get a taste of other substances like heroine which are usually called drugs. It does not take much time to get addictive to these items. The feeling of exuberance and forgetting all the issues for the time being make people turn to it again and again. From there we slowly walk on the road of trying other substances and the world of addictive substances opens before us. It is true that it is not easy to turn from these addictive items. Most people need to get treatment and attend rehab like Sunrise Native Recovery to get back to normal life after substance abuse.
The feeling of pleasure
The part of the brain that contains pleasure center is called the limbic system. It regulates and controls our ability to experience pleasure through different activities. We repeat the activities that appear to be pleasurable to us. This limbic system is stimulated by activities like playing, exercising, eating, and spending time with closed ones. This very function of the brain is tricked by addictive substances. Drugs alters the way through which the brain usually receives, sends, or processes information. They mimic the action of the natural chemicals to make us feel in a positive way. Some drugs release more dopamine than natural pleasurable activities. This makes us repeat the action, hence, taking drugs or alcohol again and again.
Changes in life
Addiction takes the place of first priority once it takes hold. People then tend to spend more time and money on their substance of choice. It will gradually consume the time that one used to spend for activities like hobbies, sports, and family time.