When seeking to address the 21st-century addiction epidemic, one of the first lessons to learn is that this is not a new problem.
Street opiates and doctor prescribed opiates are both opium based drugs and extremely addictive. However, street opiates are easier to attain as a prescription is not needed and are usually injected intravenously, producing a much deadlier effect.
Many people think when they are talking to an addict that they are talking to the addict. Nothing is further from the truth. The addict is in a trap, typically coming down off drugs or thinking of what they can do to get the next high and not feel how they are feeling any longer.
There are many lies about abusing drugs which the general population believe are true, which opens the door to illegal drug use. These lies, to name a few, are: That drugs just run themselves out of the body and only have short-term effects.
Let me start out by saying “any school in the Unites States will tell you Don’t do drugs because they are bad.” What they don’t do is tell you why they are bad and what they actually do to the body and mind in long term. That being said..
As a child who grew up with parents who are addicts, I constantly found myself wanting to give up all hope that they would ever change. It was a constant battle between my head and my heart, deciding whether or not they deserved yet another chance.
Heroin: A derivative of opium, heroin is one of the most addictive illegal drugs , and has many adverse short- and long-term effects. Withdrawals from heroin can be extremely painful and uncomfortable, which is one of the reasons many users find it difficult to stop once they start using.
Cocaine is a highly addictive, powerful drug that is widely abused as it produces dopamine and increases the pleasure senses, prolonging the addiction. It can cause severe and irreparable damage to the body and it is important that an intervention is done as soon as possible.
Drug addiction can ruin someone’s life and potentially cause their death. However, with the right drug rehab and support, one can turn their life around and become a successful and thriving individual.
It’s utterly incomprehensible to an unaddicted person—why would a heroin addict continue to inject or smoke this substance that could kill them at any moment? Indeed, it makes no sense at all. But then, when a person is well and thoroughly addicted, reason is not what they are operating off .