Chapter 2 and 3 summary

Chapter 2 and 3 summary - Kalee Melton Summary of Chapters...

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Kalee Melton Summary of Chapters Two and Three Chapter two talks about how addiction is a disease and how drugs and alcohol impair a persons ability to make wise decisions, and the difficulty to have a complete recovery. Typically a person gets addicted by using the drug/alcohol, and get’s an unnatural raise of dopamine level in the brain, which causes the person to want to repeat this feeling; however when they repeat the activity, it never reaches the level it reached the first time, but then drops below the normal baseline. This causes their brain to alter, and they have to use the drug to be “normal”. This damage is what makes it so hard for someone to make a complete recovery because even when the person really wants to change, it takes a complete rewiring of the brain to do so. There is also a big problem with co-occurring disorders that are linked with drug abuse. Researchers are not sure if co-occurring disorders are caused by drug abuse or if drug abuse is caused by those
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