About addiction, it’s not always what people make it out to be. It is not about bad people doing bad things. The more one learns about addiction and the more one talks to people with addictions to drugs and alcohol, the clearer it becomes: There are a lot of good people out there that, for one reason or another, end up making bad choices.
True, it could be merely a result of poor circumstances. However more often than not, many individuals addicted to drugs and alcohol have a neurochemical imbalance within their brain. This neurochemical imbalance leads to cravings, cravings for whatever drug momentarily alleviates the symptoms of this neurochemical imbalance.
For example, many who have an imbalance in their GABA neurochemical s turn to alcohol or benzodiazepines for relief from the anxiety and stress that results from low GABA neurochemical levels. For more information about the truth about addiction– what leads to addiction and the best way to treat it, check out Dr. Von Stieff’s book, Brain In Balance.