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In reality drug addiction is a complex disease, and quitting usually takes more than good intentions or astrong will. Drugs change the brain in ways that make quitting hard

In reality drug addiction is a complex disease, and quitting usually takes more than good intentions or astrong will. Drugs change the brain in ways that make quitting hard, even for those who want to.(www.drugabuse.gov) Drug addiction is a deviant behavior that saturates our communities. From basiccannabis (marijuana) to the heavier more extreme and hard core such as heorin and crack cocaine, usersare sought out by law enforcement. Also, penalized by the law and looked down on by other members ofsociety and family members. It is often seen that the same exact addictive substances such as alcohol,caffeine,and nicotine are seen acceptable and available as the illegal substances.It is a known fact that alcohol isn’t illegal at all unless your intake is above state’s level. Being over thestate’s level could cause reckless damage (public indecency,public intoxication,or you could even bedriving while intoxicated). Based off of experience with family members nicotine didn’t have a majoreffect on my uncle’s body who was struggling with drug addiction. It wasn’t until he started to smokecrack cocaine that his body began to change. He began to get extremely sick and loss a massive amountof weight,my family knew that it could no longer be ignored. We decided to get him from a doctor andwas later diagnosed with throat and lung cancer. Along with the weight loss more of his physicalappearance began to change such as heavy wrinkles, and discoloration in his eyes. His addiction not onlyaffected him as well as his health it also affected my entire family. It was up to my family to step in andfeel the gap. We knew he wasn’t going to get any help for himself because he was in denial. We simplymust save our people from themselves.There are two main theories that explains the crime of substance abuse. The first would be Edwin H.Sutherland’s Differential Association Theiry. Abusers are a subculture all to themselves and frequently theprogeny of addicts. It is said that because they are raised with substance abuse as a norm from people theylove and are attached to they are likely to become addicted themselves. Also, their inner circle or friendsusually are people that are substance abusers as well and who are learning to become addicts together.This is true because,again my uncle’s friends were just like him. All addicts, all in denial.The second theory would be the labeling theory. Most of the time people that are addicts or usuallyfulfilling the roles that society places them in. After being judged by society and given a certain title orplaced in a particular group it’s hard to restore your image, because people are extremely judgemental.Rehabilitation seems to further engender this process by forced withdrawals and emphasis on why theyare addicts instead of how they can stay clean. It’s hard dealing with people you care about and theiraddictions.

 
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