There are a number of reasons why people use drugs and while the reasons may seem valid to some and ridiculous to others, for the individual who is addicted, they are real just the same.
1- They have a Prescription
You would be surprised by the number of individuals who continue taking a prescription medication long after they no longer need the medication simply because they have a prescription. Medications such as anti anxiety medications, prescription pain killers and muscle relaxers are commonly abused prescription medications and are some of the more easily addictive drugs.
2- Self Medication
Individuals who struggle with pain, anxiety and other conditions will often treat themselves with over the counter medications, misuse their prescriptions or turn to street drugs in an effort to solve the problem rather than go to a physician and seek the appropriate treatment they need. Individuals will also self medicate when they are dealing with depression and trying to cope with stress.
Boredom is actually the leader in drug addiction and relapse. Individuals become stagnant in their everyday life and take to experimenting with drug use because they do not have anything else better to do or they simply feel empty and alone. Unfortunately, drugs are not the answer to boredom and they find out later, when they are struggling with addiction.
4- Peer Pressure
Peer pressure is not only applicable to high school and college students, but many adults of all ages, turn to drugs because their friends do and the pressure to fit in can be overwhelming at any age. Peer pressure can result in behavior that you never imagined you would engage in just to be part of the group.
5- To Feel Good
Some individuals turn to drug use to escape their life and because it feels good. Since most drugs give a sense of euphoria and elation, some individuals turn to drugs to deal with circumstances and situations. The problem is that the more you use the drugs, the more drugs you need to achieve the same level of euphoria. Over a period of time, this leads to an addiction.
It is not unusual for individuals to try something just because they are curious. Maybe they have heard someone talk about it, or it is in the news a lot, or they simply want to know what it feels like. Taking the drug one time may not create addiction, however, if the individual likes the effects of the drug or drugs and begins to use them regularly, their curiosity just led them to an addictive substance. The individual may begin experimenting with cocaine and the results are an addiction to heroin.
7- Enhance Perception
In most cases, drug addiction begins with alcohol abuse. Once the individual becomes accustomed to the effects of alcohol, they want something more effective which often times leads to drug addiction. If you or someone you know are struggling with a drug addiction and are in need of detox, Gallus Detox Centers can help. Gallus Detox Centers specializes in IV therapy medical detox, a safer and more effective method for detox from drugs and will provide you with a customized plan to meet your individual needs. Call Gallus Medical Detox Centers today at 855-338-6929, to see if our treatment program is right for you.