The Beginnings of Addiction
You feel lost; you are upset; nothing seems to be going right. But if you could only try out the amazing drug that everyone is talking about, then you know it would make everything better for you.
That is not how addiction begins. Typically, first-time users don’t need to have drugs to deal with their past and feel good, due to the fact that they don’t know what the drug is going to feel like. So how can they expect certain results?
Using drugs for the first time occurs without any detailed plan. A party is often a major trigger for abusing drugs spontaneously. Imagine this. You go to a party and expect that the main event will be alcohol when you see someone pulling out a baggie full of white powder.
It’s cocaine. You haven’t ever seen it before. However, everyone at the party is trying it, including your best friend, so of course, you need to try it out too.
They are putting out lines of cocaine on the counter. A rolled-up dollar bill is picked up by someone, and all of the white lines begin to disappear. Another line is picked by your friend, and then he hands you the bill.
Your hands are sweating and your heart is pounding. You are starting to question everything that is about to occur. Should I really do it? What is it going to feel like?
You Start Snorting a Line: How Does It Make You Feel?
Empowered and strange. Your body gets a sudden burst of energy. You start to get the jitters. Your feet are tapping, your hands are shaking, you are dancing along with the music like never before. Everybody is laughing with you and talking to you. You are having a great time.
Until the Effects of the Drug Start to Wear Off
You are feeling kind of sluggish. It feels like everything is slow down and the party has ended. However, it actually hasn’t. It’s the same music, the atmosphere is the same, and the party people are still there. Your head feels very heavy, so you sit on the couch for a few minutes, not sure about the feelings inside of you. Then your friend comes over to ask you if anything is wrong. You are not sure what to, but you feel really funny inside. You are assured by your friend that everything is fine, and all you need is to have another line of cocaine.
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After spending only 30 days in a rehab centre, you are able to get sober and clean, join a support group, start therapy, and learn the best ways that your cravings can be managed.
The mere mention of cocaine makes you feel anxious. Is that what you truly need? You do not want to use it.
Another friend approaches you and urges you to take more cocaine. They help you up from the couch and take you over to the counter that is covered with rolled-up dollar bills and traces of cocaine. You snort another line of coke. You close your eyes and the beat of your heart starts to match up with the beat of the music.
You may not get addicted based on the actions taken in this story. However, it is also possible you will. At the start of an addiction, pressure mays a significant role. The pressure for looking cool, the pressure for fitting in, the pressure of experiencing something everyone else has tried already.
You think, “It’s not a big deal, I only do this when I am out,” or “It’s only this one time.”
It doesn’t matter which drug it is, it is always possible that you could become addicted, especially if you are in the same situation again and the same people are around as when you first used the drug. Some people are able to stop or function normally when they are under the influence of alcohol or drugs. However, you need to be aware that drugs are physically addictive. That is because your body becomes accustomed to the effects created by the substance and your brain will be chemically altered to adjust to your usage. It’s not only drugs that are addictive, many people need treatment for other forms of addiction too, such as sex addiction therapy.