At the present, the society is largely concerned on the use of prohibited drugs. Drug addiction could basically signify that a person is in need of a drug in order for him or her to function normally or to portray things the way he or she wanted it to be. regardless of the knowledge that these drugs brings many negative effects, there is still the compulsion to use the substance. Even with countless advocates towards bad effects of taking in prohibited drugs people still continues doing such activity for different reasons. It has not been found out yet as to what is the exact cause on why people get addicted. Yet, there are different citations for possible causes of drug dependence. The genes of the individual is considered to be a possible cause;, it will happen when a person has a high tolerance of drugs and become dependent with it to the level that he or she will not be contented with just a small amount of the substance. On the other hand, peer pressure is also considered a possible reason as to why drug addiction occurs. Peer pressures may lead to substance in take. The next possible cause is emotional problem. People who are in distress, anxious and depress may resort to use drugs as their way of coping up for them to forget the condition of emotional pain they presently feel. Lastly, the possibility of environmental stress to occur when children grow up in a surrounding in which they can observe individuals who are illicitly utilizing prohibited drugs. The development of addiction is put at a higher risk when children observe first handedly the use of drugs from their parents. Also, it has been observed that people who are more probable to abuse or become dependent on drugs are those who have easy access to drugs, low self esteem or those that come across problems with their current relationships, those who exist in a stressful lifestyle and for those individual who live in a culture wherein there is a high acceptance of drug use.
Opiates, Central nervous system (CNS) stimulants, Central Nervous System (CNS) depressants, Hallucinogens and Tetrahydrocannabinol(THC) are substances that are commonly used as an addictive drug by people across age, society and culture. As an effective painkiller, opiates and narcotics are powerful substances that makes a person drowsy. These include heroin, opium, codeine, and oxycodone or oxycontin. Central nervous system depressants include barbiturates, benzodiazepines, chloral hydrate and paraldehyde. These central nervous system depressants gives off an anxiety reducing effect and can also act as a sedative. On the other hand, central nervous system (CNS) stimulants is comprise of amphetamines, cocaine, dextroamphetamine, methamphetamine, and methylphenidate or retalin. These drugs are said to have stimulating effect and as a result people can start needing higher amounts of these drugs in order for them to feel the same effect the same as what they feel at the first time they are using it. Hallucinogens include LSD, mescaline, psilocybin and phencyclidine or angel dust. These substances can cause people to see things that did not actually exist and can lead to psychological dependence.
Drug addiction is a result of different stages. Any person may use drugs which may not harm them but others who uses prohibited drugs and develop dependence may result to destruction. Currently, studies have found out surprising results that the different stages of drug dependence is being passed so rapidly. First is experimental use which usually involves peers and where being done simply for recreational purposes. The second stage happens when because of utilizing the substance, important events are being missed out. This certain stage would make the person to be preoccupied about the idea of losing drug source, uses drugs in order to fix negative feelings and begins to mingle individuals who are regular drug users. Preoccupation happens on the third stage. During this stage, the drug user loses motivation. He will not care anymore on his surroundings and will lost interests on important matters. Dependence is the last stage, this will happen when a person cannot face daily life without drugs and losses control when it comes to drugs.
However, drug addiction still have possible cures with the aid of support group and some professionals who are studying different concepts in order to organize drug dependents thoughts.
Drug addiction can be caused by many factor that one needs to find out.