There are so many reasons why people become addicted to drugs. You might know someone who is addicted to drugs or you might be going through the problem yourself and wondering how you ended up this way. Most people do not start taking drugs under the assumption they are going to get addicted. It make take one of two experiences with drugs and a person is hooked. Drugs change the chemical processes in your brain effecting the neurotransmitters.
Sometimes drug use can begin with peer pressure or alleviating emotional or physical pain. A person who abuses drugs compromises their health and wellbeing. They start to develop abrupt changes in their behaviour. This may involve lack of involvement in social activities, lack of productivity in school or work, and changes in overall attitude. There are usually fluctuations in a person’s body weight when they abuse drugs.
It makes you wonder why someone would want to go through all these changes which not only affects them but also the people around them.
The Causes of Drug Addiction
Most people who abuse drugs look to the drug as a form of comfort. The drug might help them deal with issues of trauma. stress, or physical pain. They might be getting temporary relief of the loneliness they feel, depression, or stress they are under.
Drug abuse can occur in many facets. Some Athletes develop and addiction to performance enhancing drugs.
People who have experienced physical or sexual abuse especially in childhood use drugs to escape from the trauma the emotional pain will trigger.
Drugs can temporarily drain out the sorrows for some people dealing with difficulties in their marriage, domestic and emotional abuse.
To keep that feeling that drugs help you experience, a person must continue to take them over and over and sometimes in higher dosages to get the same effect. Sometimes that is how people get addicted to prescription drugs by taking drugs in higher than prescribed dosages for greater relief.
Many people look for an escape from the everyday stressors in their lives, whether it be work related issues, bullying in school, work overload, financial problems or depression. Drugs for some people are the easy way out.
There are better ways to deal with difficulties in life that are better for your health and wellbeing.
Good Stress Relievers are:
Yoga and Meditation Acupuncture Herbal Remedies Exercise Counselling
Don’t hurt your family and friends and yourself with the abuse of drugs. Talk to someone about the feelings you are going through and get some help.