Thesis Statements Essay

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Your thesis statement: Brain chemistry and physiology are extremely complicated and highly individualized processes and there are visible, measurable differences proven to exist in addicts brains as compared to the brains of non-addicted individuals. Outline: I. Introduction II. First main point Most drug addictions start with casual or social use of a drug. For some people, using the drug becomes a habit, and its use becomes more and more frequent. As time passes, you may need larger doses of the drug to get high. Soon you may need the drug just to feel good. As your drug use increases, you may find that it becomes increasingly difficult to go without the drug. Stopping may cause intense cravings and make you feel physically ill (withdrawal symptoms). (Symptoms, Mayo Clinic staff, 2011) A. Supporting details- Feeling that you have to use the drug regularly this can be daily or even several times a day Failing in your attempts to quit the drug. Being sure you always have a supply of the drug. Spending money on the drug, even though you can't afford it. Doing things to obtain the drug that you normally wouldn't do, such as stealing, lying, etc. Feeling that you need the drug to handle your life and problems. Driving or doing other risky activities while you are using of the drug or are high. 1. Subdetails- Most addicts do not see the effect their use has on their lives and the lives of the people who care about them. 2. Subdetails- Even though they act in ways contrary to their own personal morals and values they seem unable to recognize this fact. B. Supporting details- All addictions have the ability to produce shame and guilt, as well as feelings of hopelessness, and feelings of failure. Addicts also experience anxiety and depression. There is chemical/physiological reason for this in the addicts brain. 1. Subdetails- Addiction produces

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