The Cycle of Substance and Drug Addiction

views

Did you know that many individuals with substance addiction are aware of their problem, but are unable to stop on their own? Well, due to the development of rehab facilities such as My Recovery Corps to aid in the muddle, the individuals with the urge to sobriety can get the medical help they need. Drug and substance addiction comes in after repeated consumption of a particular drug which builds desire for large amounts and tolerance in the system to achieve the same effects as when you began.

Nobody ever plans to be an addict to any substance. Prolonged abuse of substances leads to an addiction cycle that entails the addict consuming and using drugs or alcohol to feel comfortable in a particular situation. The uncomfortable symptoms of withdrawal felt by the abuser result from using drugs and substances without control and prioritizing drugs over everything else in life.

The risk and how fast you become addicted to drugs depends on the type of drug being abused. Millions of people worldwide struggle with substance abuse with the most common drugs impeded including;

  1. Alcohol
  2. Cocaine
  3. Opioid painkillers
  4. Heroin
  5. Nicotine

Reasons as to why people try out mentioned drugs, substances, or behavior may include;

  • Curiosity and experimentation
  • Peer pressure
  • Stress
  • Surrounding environment
  • Mental health disorder

How to determine the presence and severity of substance abuse

  1. Lack of control by using large amounts of the substance over a long period of time than you intended
  2. Desire to limit and stop use but being unable to do so
  3. Spending a lot of time trying to acquire a substance and making certain you maintain a supply of the drug
  4. Experiencing intense cravings desires and urges to use drugs that block other thoughts
  5. Lack of responsibility as the substance takes priority over home obligations and work
  6. Experiencing consistent interpersonal relationship problems strained from drug usage
  7. Loss of interest in important social engagements in favor of drug use
  8. Continuous usage of drugs despite dangerous circumstances
  9. Continued use despite psychological problems and worsened physical problems
  10. Unable to tolerate the urge for larger amounts of drugs to achieve desired or same effects
  11. Encountering adverse side effects such as irritability, nausea, anxiety, and vomiting

To overcome drug addiction and stay drug-free as an addict, you need help from family, friends, doctors, support groups, and an organized treatment program like My Recovery Corps and Phoenix Treatment Center. As people differ, it may be hard to detect addiction in some people than in others. Some general warning signs that may depict struggling with addiction and raise the red flag include;

  1. Considerable monetary fluctuations. Spending large amounts of money even though you can’t afford it
  2. Doing risky activities such as driving when under the influence of the drug
  3. Appearing to have a new set of friends
  4. Sudden mood swings and change in behavior
  5. Weight loss and changes in personal grooming appearance
  6. Staying up later than usual or sleeping for long hours
  7. Ignoring commitments, responsibilities, and withdrawal from normal social contacts
  8. Mess and troubles at school, home, or work as you fail to meet obligations
  9. Lack of motivation
  10. Unexplained absences and oddly secretive about personal life
  11. Lapses in memory and concentration

Conclusion

The best prevention measure to drug addiction is not to take the drug at all. It is recommended that people struggling with addiction to accept the problem un-reluctantly and seek treatment with intervention help from professional drug counselors and consultants. Such intervention and therapy talk aids in developing adaptive skills and coping skills on sobriety.

Share this
Tags

Must Read

Decoding Slot Symbols: Understanding Wilds, Scatters, and Multipliers

Slot machines are not only about spinning reels and matching symbols; they also feature special symbols that can significantly impact gameplay and increase your...

The Mystery of Scatter Symbols: Your Gateway to Free Spins

In the world of online slots, symbols play a pivotal role in determining the outcome of the game. Among these symbols, the scatter symbol...

Mastering the Markets: Advanced AI Trading Strategies

In the ever-evolving world of trading, technology continually reshapes the landscape. Today, one of the most influential advancements is the application of Artificial Intelligence...

Must-read

How Was Beer Made in the 18TH Century?

Imagine you're a brewer in the 18th century, tasked with turning simple ingredients into a satisfying pint. You'd start with barley, soaking and germinating it before drying it in a kiln to preserve essential enzymes. Next, you'd mash the malted barley in hot water to extract the sugars, setting the stage for fermentation. Boiling the wort with hops would add...

Adolphus Busch: The Visionary Behind Beer Powerhouse Anheuser-Busch

Adolphus Busch was born on July 10, 1839, in Kastel, Germany, and later immigrated to the United States in 1857. His journey to becoming a brewing magnate began when he joined the E. Anheuser & Co. brewery in St. Louis, Missouri, which was owned by his father-in-law, Eberhard Anheuser. With a keen business acumen and innovative spirit, Busch quickly...

The Story Behind the Famous “King of Beers” Slogan for Budweiser

Budweiser is a prominent name in the beer industry, known for its iconic slogan "King of Beers." This slogan has an interesting history that reflects the brand's journey in the United States. German immigrant Adolphus Busch arrived in the country in 1857 and later married Lilly Anheuser. He began working at his father-in-law's brewery, which would eventually become Anheuser-Busch. By...

Recent articles

More like this