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Running Head: HISTORY AND ETIOLOGY OF SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND ADDICTIONANALYSIS 1History and Etiology of Substance Abuse and Addiction AnalysisStudent NameInstitution Affiliation
Running Head: HISTORY AND ETIOLOGY OF SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND ADDICTIONANALYSIS 1Biological influences play a big role in substance abuse. Different people have distinctivephysical build-up and genes, which are key participants in the development of drug abuse. It's worth noting that individuals differ to the extent that they like certain substances and have varying capabilities of moderating impulsive wishes with sensible thoughts. According to a studyby Cambridge University, there is a biological trigger in the brains of substance abusers that is responsible for the switch from a random drug user to a compulsive user and addict. There are various parts of the brain that influence the abuse of drugs (MacNicol, 2017). The first part is thereward system, and it's responsible for the yearning for narcotics. The second part is the amygdala, a part that mainly controls emotions and triggers. There are positive and negative triggers, and when a negative trigger like sadness occurs, the triggers produce an urge to take drugs. During the withdrawal period, the memory accumulated in the brain can be unsatisfying, and this is always a bigger influence for relapse and hence a repeat of usage of the substance.

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