Finding A Way Out. A cause and effect paper on the disease of addiction...

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Cunning, Baffling and Incurable; An addict,

Where can they go? What choices do they have?

What does it take to get off the tracks on a

one-way ride to no where?

The disease of drug addiction reflects so many aspects of ones life in negative ways. Unless addressed in a rigorous program of honesty and willingness and removing one-self from self-obsession, the end results are statistically proven to be jails, institutions and death. An individual will seek escape from the reality of life on life's terms and hide in a world of self-destruction with the use and abuse of drugs. From the causes of, to the effects brought forth, there is a way out of active addiction.

The disease of addiction can be brought on from many different circumstances in life. Forms of abuse, including sexual abuse, physical abuse and even mental abuse are triggers that could cause someone to seek escape from their emotions by hiding behind the walls of substance abuse.

Drug use is also an effect caused by depression, personal injury and family controversy. Some people even believe that the disease is present long before the first time one uses a mind-altering substance. In the Narcotics Anonymous: a recovery program based on 12 steps that teach an active addict a way to live with out the use of drugs and has high values of anonymity. It's Basic Text states that; No one chooses to become an addict. They suffer from a disease that expresses itself in ways that are anti-social, and that makes detection, diagnosis and treatment difficult. (3) Simply put, the experience of pain, grief, sadness, anger, frustration, ect... are all feelings and emotions that have brought so many onto the road to nowhere in active addiction. The NA basic text states, who is an...