May 24, 2010 in drug rehab
What causes drug addiction? Could it be some sort of genetic gene in the family? Maybe it is just someones personality. Peer pressure is bound to lead people into using. Well the answer is all of the previously listed reasons. With the family gene possibility it could be that someone has a system imbalance that they are self medicating around. Unfortunately, the use of drugs can actually make the reasons for its use even worse. The addiction comes in when one needs more and more of the drug to get the desired result. One’s brain and nervous system adapts to the dosage and always ends up needing more as time goes on. Sometimes the kind of drug that the addict is taking becomes, in their mind, absolutely necessary in order to function at all.
The family tree does play a factor. Doctors have found after many years of research that if the parents are addicts of substance then the kids have a higher chance of becoming addicts as well. Each generation passes it on, unfortunately. Those who are aware can take steps to not follow suit but it is a decision that is made to just stay away from the stuff. Some people have become such victims of abuse because of the parents addiction to drugs that they stay away from it for fear of recreating that life for their own children.
Personality plays a role in reasons for being a drug addict. Sometimes people are just curious which leads them to try a drug. People who are stressed in their lives may just be looking for something to help them relax. So people who are suffering with anxiety end up being users. Same goes for people who suffer from depression, chronic fatigue, attention deficit disorder and hyperactivity. Low self esteem can lead some people to drugs to make them feel good about themselves and confident around others. Sadly, the drug habit usually leads to a negative life path with even more destructive behaviors and the self esteem becomes worse.
For many young teens, peer pressure seems to be a big one. All it takes is a insecure teen, trying to fit in with the cool crowd, getting pressured into trying drugs. Then the feeling kicks in and the whirlwind begins. Now the kid is high on drugs feeling great and feeling accepted into the group. Building self confidence early in a child’s life is a great way to fend off many of the reasons that lead to becoming addicted to drugs. If one is confident in themselves they have a stronger will to not fall for peer pressure, ask for help with depression and make a stand not to follow the family path down a life of drug induced destruction.
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