Abnormal Psychology: Mental Health and Mental Illness

What Do Recent Statistics Say About Drug Use in the United States?

Are addictions pleasurable?

Few people suffering from substance dependence would say that addictions are pleasurable. Many addicts will say that the use of the drug was initially pleasurable, but that as the addiction set in, the pleasure was counterbalanced by craving. At this point, they used the drug to reduce the discomfort of craving or withdrawal as much as to bring pleasure.


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