Medical and psychological view on drug abuse.
The article “Discovery of Brain’s Natural Resistance to Drugs May offer clues to treating addiction” provides an inside look on the recent studies and new scientific findings that concern the drug addiction, concentrating primarily on cocaine and methamphetamine addictions. As statistics for 2009 show, the number of deaths due to drug abuse (more than 37, 000 people) significantly overwhelms the number of deaths for car accidents attracting more attention to the problem of drug abuse in the modern society. As researchers found out, the powerful response to the drug injection last for few days, releasing neurotransmitters that are responsible for the feeling of happiness and satisfaction. The release of dopamine can be mimicked that can possibly result in the creating of a medicine that can treat drug addiction by providing the similar drug that does not create addiction but can help in stimulating same receptors in the brain as dopamine does. In fact, the drug abuse in modern society becomes a significant problem that could be even called an illness. This is a decision that is similar to the decision of jumping under the train. Moreover, it is a decision in the way of thinking, of judging the world. If a lot of people are mistaken, it becomes a social problem, the problem in the mode of life. The motto of this way of life: “Catch the moment! Be happy right now, because tomorrow you can die.” But the death starts immediately from both psychological and medical points of view and the happiness just stays in the memory of people. This way of life is not completely different from the way that other people live, it is probably much faster. You live not for decades but for days and months. Today, a lot of attention is focused on the drug abuse problem, on the search for the ways of treating and escaping drugs. Despite the significant amounts put in the education about drugs, the addiction still stays a major social issue of our society.