Blog Post Two:Characteristics of Addiction

Blog Post Two:Characteristics Of Addiction

     "Addiction is a brain disorder characterized by compulsive engagement in rewarding stimuli despite adverse consequences (SAMHSA). With this being said, there are many different characteristics of addiction such as craving, seeking out, and use of a particular drug. Some of the other characteristics are voluntary drug use results in either quitting, using occasionally, or compulsive involuntary use. "Finding an effective approach for treatment can mean investigating different doctors or programs before finding a good match" (end addiction). It is so important to know that if you are fighting addiction then you are not alone. There are so many ways that you can get yourself help, you just need to talk to someone and get the help that you need. 

Below I have posted a video that goes through the process of how drug addiction works

Drug and Alchol Addiction Symptoms You Should Know


  1. Hi Megan! It is crazy to see how different your body and brain react when consuming drugs or things leading to addiction. Because dopamine is prominent after taking substances that makes us feel good, this causes us to want to continue to take what is making us have those positive feelings. I enjoyed watching your video and I feel like it is important for people struggling with addiction to feel less alone because it is not an easy cycle to go through! - Kyra

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