Drug Addiction is a Subtle Journey
For many addicts, becoming addicted to a drug is accidental. It could begin with taking painkillers for a chronic pain condition or surgery. But once one begins taking a drug, it is often difficult to stop. Addiction psychiatrist at Stanford University, Anna Lembke, MD, believes that addiction is a journey that grows slowly over time. She explained in a recent interview that once the body starts taking a drug, whether it be an illegal substance or prescribed medication, the body becomes used to the dosage and the drug may become less effective. When this happens, the dosage needs to be increased in order for the body to feel the effects. This may keep occurring for an individual without them even realizing they are now becoming addicted to the medication. When they do realize, however, they may have a hard time coming off the medication or may not want to.
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