While most believe taking a few sips of alcohol at parties is normal, we don’t realize when casual drinking is converted into habitual drinking. When we depend on a substance like heroin or abuse a prescribed drug, our brain and body can lose physiological control.
Drug and alcohol addiction can take a serious turn when it becomes tough to leave the habit and its prolonged use start showing signs of addiction. It reduces the person’s ability to think, analyze, make decisions, etc. Work productivity and performance take a severe hit.
The addict often ends up becoming psychologically and physically dependent on a particular substance. Usually, the drugs or alcohol you consume signals your brain to release dopamine in excessive quantities. It is responsible for giving rise to a high and pleasurable sensation.
With continuous use of these substances, the brain will lose its capability to enter a state of relaxation or happiness without the consumption of alcohol or drug. Once specific changes are instilled by alcohol or drugs in the body, you may find yourself struggling to quit using such substances.
It gives rise to uncomfortable and hazardous withdrawal symptoms when the consumption of these substances is stopped.