The Cross & The Culture: Withdrawal | A Tool Of Manipulation
Homeostasis is defined: metabolic equilibrium actively maintained by several complex biological mechanisms that operate via the autonomic nervous system to offset disrupting changes. Though these biological mechanisms are complex, they are very real. Introducing change to this system can and undoubtedly will cause some sense of withdrawal. Many foods, drinks, and substances can trigger such a change. A Person that drinks large amounts of coffee suddenly stops drinking that coffee, these biological mechanisms go through a change and small scale withdrawals will be felt. Withdrawal from substance abuse is very real, in the sense that long term use of a particular drug will bring about temporary bodily discomfort that resembles illness. But, is fear of withdrawal a valid excuse to continue a life of addiction?