The effects of addiction on the human brain and behavior have been thoroughly researched. I am not a researcher. And, I am not a scientist. I am one person. And, this is my personal story, from my own experience with addiction.
Some people say that addiction is a path that a person chooses to take in life. If addiction is, as one dictionary defines it, “a brain disorder characterized by compulsive engagement in rewarding stimuli despite adverse consequences,” ask yourself this question: “Why would anyone choose to have a disorder?”