Who Gets Addicted and How?
It is possible for anyone to become addicted under certain circumstances. To start, addicts have some issue or problem in their lives they are trying to avoid or escape from. Drugs become a place to hide or a protection from having to face some problems in his or her life. Perhaps there is a stress or source of pressure that is difficult to deal with--marriage, job, finances or lack of confidence. Drugs seem to make the problem go away.
If the person chooses a drug like crack cocaine, Oxycontin or methamphetamine to escape from these problems, he can very quickly find himself addicted--something he never intended to have happen.
For other drugs, it may take a larger quantity and longer time period to become hooked, but the bottom line for many is that the drug is an escape. He escapes his condition or situation by "getting high," or drinking to excess, which essentially numbs him to the reality that he has trouble facing.
It may be that school is so stressful for the person that he is afraid to fail and tries to use Adderall or other drugs which are supposed to help him focus. Other drugs are also very popular with young people and can be very addictive such as Ecstasy and other club drugs or synthetics like Spice.
Some people may get addicted as they attempt to escape boredom or to fit in with peers. If an addictive substance is available to him and it seems to solve his problem, he may continue to use the drug repeatedly, seeking relief. He can then become addicted to the drug and begin to feel that life will not be as satisfying or enjoyable without it.
At the same time, the body can develop a physical addiction and even a tolerance for a drug, which means he will need larger and larger quantities of the drug in order to achieve the same high. If after a while, he cannot achieve that high from one drug, such as marijuana or hashish for example, he may escalate to using more serious or stronger drugs to create that feeling of drug euphoria.
The body can create its own physical dependence on a drug, such that it has made some adjustments to routinely having this substance in it, so it may no longer perform some of its usual functions, instead relying on the drug to do so.
Of course, all that is occurring is the individual is creating a new problem for himself – that of drug abuse – and it is one that is potentially fatal.
Once addicted, if the drug is then withdrawn, the body will go through a severe withdrawal which may include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, cramping of muscles and severe aches and pains, headaches, paranoia, restlessness and even suicidal urges, as well as many other symptoms.
However, all does not have to be bleak and hopeless for a person who has gotten addicted to drugs. It is possible for him to change his pattern, to recover and be sober again. There is help available when one has had enough and wants to get clean and drug-free.
How the Narconon Rehab Program Can Help
At Narconon drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers around the world, people get the drugs out of their bodies without resorting to any substitute drugs. Withdrawal can be surprisingly tolerable at Narconon. In the first phase of the program one concentrates on getting the drugs out of the body. Narconon offers a full in-patient rehab program including the unique Narconon New Life Detoxification Program, a thorough detox, handling drug residues stored in the fatty tissues of the body.
This is followed by a full training lineup in life skills to ensure the person will learn to live a productive and drug-free life. Each person who enters Narconon stands a very good chance at a full recovery. Narconon meetings aren't required either. Seven of ten Narconon graduates become drug-free and go on to lead happy and productive lives.
No matter who you are, drug addiction can be conquered. Anyone can get drug-free and healthy if he wants to. Call today and speak to a trained Narconon intake counselor.