Carbon monoxide poisoning and addiction(s)
Carbon monoxide poisoning causes physical, toxic, and emotional injury/trauma that can change
the brain and the way it functions.
Trauma of any kind can change brain functioning, increasing the likelihood of impulsivity and addictive
Trauma destabilizes healthy brain function and can cause the brain [and therefore the person] to knowingly or
unknowingly be driven to change the "state" their brain is in.
The force of brain trauma (an "unhappy brain")
can be overwhelming and addiction(s) can arise as a survivor seeks relief by "self medicating".
As far as the brain is concerned, it doesn't make much difference if an addiction is tobacco, alcohol, drugs,
implusive spending, gambling, sex, video games, adrenaline sports, shopping, or anything else.
At the center of any addiction is the deep powerful force to be in a different "brain state". Even if is only
for a short time and comes at a high future cost.
Like currents in the ocean, addiction(s) can be overwhelmingly powerful, sweeping a person along in whatever
direction the current is flowing.
Why is carbon monoxide so dangerous?
The science behind carbon monoxide poisoning
The effects of carbon monoxide poisoning
Different ways symptoms reveal themselves after
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