Why do people use alcohol or drugs to cope from a scienfitic/psychological stance?

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Why do people use alcohol or drugs to cope from a scienfitic/psychological stance?

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It alters the way you think…you stop thinking of your problems for a short time and replace them with a no care attitude…you wake up with
your problems still there so you repeat the cycle

They affect different portions of the brain that cause the emotional trauma a person is trying to escape.

For example, people with anxiety might turn to alcohol because it produces a drowsy, sleepy effect, thereby helping them feel “relaxed” or slow their brain down. Or, people who are depressed or trying to get their minds off of something upsetting might take a drug that stimulates dopamine, the body’s “feel good” chemical.

It’s a rush of dopamine. Because you receive that rush of happy chemical, you start to subconsciously view the action/item use as a reward, a very effective one.
When abused, this can quickly lead into an addiction loop unless recognized and treated.