scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 1,064
Whether or not a person is genetically or bio-chemically predisposed to addiction is a controversy that has been debated over the years amongst the scientific community The Disease Concept suggests that addiction is an inherited disease where the addict is permanently ill at a genetic level Another theory advocates that addiction is a blend of physical and mental dependency of drugs and a pre-existing mental disorder such as clinical depression and bipolar disorder to name a few Although there is scientific proof to support these claims it still remains a fact that these are just theories Defining drug dependency and the level of addiction is first and most important step one should take before attempting any sort of treatment A teenager who smokes 4 joints of marijuana is at a different addiction level than the 35 year old who has smoked 5 joints daily for the past 10 years of his life Similarly amongst cocaine users there are those who use it in binge fashion once or twice a month and then those who use it a couple of times a day With different addiction levels different treatment levels are required This is primary reason most individuals entering treatment relapse after a certain amount of time Relapse should not be viewed as failure or either the individual or the treatment program Since there are so many diverse methods of treatment it is almost impossible to decide which one will suit an individual the best In general the more treatment approaches one tries the closer he gets towards finding one that is best suited and will work best for him or her After discovering which method of treatment is appropriate the individual can follow through with several activities to enhance recovery such as being part of a support group a religious involvement exercise and eating healthy It is failure to follow these steps that cause an individual to go back to their drug habits
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA