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Drug Addictions Bobby Matthews Addiction to drugs is a very serious problem This can be defined as the continued involvement with a substance or activity despite ongoing negative consequences These behaviors usually provide a sense of pleasure in the beginning These pleasures can only be achieved through drug use and other harmful acts The two types of drug addictions are psychological and physiological These two types of addictions are so intertwined and related that it is often hard to tell them a part Physiological dependence occurs because the drugs actually change your cellular make up and adapts your body to the chemical the drugs provide Therefore your body actually needs the drug to function properly The psychological addiction routes from the fact that the chemical reactions make you feel good This in turn makes your mind constantly crave those positive feelings and emotions There are three different studies that have recently been performed concerning drugs The first study involved the link between drug use and stress The second study that was performed concerned a link between drug use and violence and crime The last study that will be reviewed is the link between the use of drugs and how it is genetically passed down to the next generation The first study was executed by distributing several surveys that involved levels of stress These surveys were taken by subjects that were known to be drug abusers The researchers found that 77 of the people suffered from moderate stress and 43 of people suffered from serious stress This study seems to be accurate with over 500 participants answering the survey It also seems to be logical that when people become stressed they would turn to drugs to try and keep their mind off the hassles of life and forget all their worries Overall this seems to be a study that makes perfect sense and is probably relatively accurate The next study that
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