Addiction, contrary to the prevailing myths and prejudice, is not a character flaw. It’s not a weakness, neither is it a choice. They can’t just stop what they’re doing if they want to–because if they can, they would not be in the trouble they’re in in the first place.
To get a better understanding of what addiction is, watch this video by Reactions.
This video, “What is Addiction?” by Reactions, takes a look at the science behind addiction. What happens in the brain when people use substances and how people develop addiction.
Whether it’s drugs, alcohol, or behavioral addiction such as gambling, no good ever came out of it. However, understanding the dynamics and development of addiction can help you get a better grasp of this insidious disease.
Let’s take a closer look at the chemistry behind addiction and help stop the spread of myths that are not helping the fight against drugs and addiction.