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Drug addicts are individuals who can not stop their compulsion to use drugs.
They continue their self destructive behaviors in order to feel good, or to
avoid feeling bad. It can dominate their mind and keep them coming back for
more. Some drugs can also create a constant craving in your body. An addiction
is different for everyone, depending on their vice and the kind of person they
A dependency develops through repeated use of a drug. This repeated use changes
body chemistry, e.g.: alcohol, heroin and tranquillizers. It means the drug
addicts body develops a hunger for the drug, which they feel the compulsion
to keep feeding.
This is a dependency that develops through repeated behavior until the drug
addict feels they can't manage without it. Their mind can get hooked on almost
any activity that changes their mood. Mental cravings can also play a part
in physically addictive drug habits.
Anyone can develop dependency problems. There can be many complex reasons
for developing a dependency. However, three factors may mean some people are
more likely to become drug addicts than others.
Where you're from: Growing up with a drug addict in the family can influence
your life. Some react against it. Others fall into similar habits, though not
necessarily the same addiction.
Who you're with: If your environment leaves you bored or stressed, naturally
you want to find a way to block it out. You might also be persuaded because
it seems like everyone else is doing it.
Where you're at: Many drug addicts lack confidence or self-esteem, so check
out the way you cope with life. Ask if you confront challenges or look for
ways to hide.
Drug addicts don't become addicted overnight. It takes time to face the
fact you may have lost control.
Think of your number one vice. It could be alcohol, marijuana, meth, cocaine,
or any other mind altering substance. Then ask yourself the following questions:
Is it an important part of my life?
Do I spend much of the day thinking about it or doing it?
Do I indulge to change the way I'm feeling?
Have I ever done it in secret?
Does the prospect of quitting unsettle me?
Do I react badly when people suggest it's a problem?
If you've answered yes to any of the above, perhaps it's time you asked yourself
whether you control your habit, or whether it controls you.
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