In the present society, drug addiction is considered to be a top problem. It comes in several forms and it affects people’s judgment, health, relationships and jobs.
In the medical field, addiction is defined as the chronic relapsing condition characterized by compulsive drug-seeking and abuse and by long-lasting chemical changes in the brain. Addiction is the same irrespective of whether the drug is alcohol, amphetamines, cocaine, heroin, marijuana, or nicotine. In ordinary tongue, it is the condition of being physically and psychologically dependent on something to such a degree that unexpected cessation causes severe physical and mental reactions.
The feeling of euphoria and a profound sense of well-being usually accompanies drug addiciton. This is what draws people in. Example of this is the sued of a prescribed drug that helps people from physical/mental pain and distress. To soothe away their pain and calm them, they directly grab some drugs. Subsequently and unintentionally, they look and crave for more of the same substance. This will then become a pattern. Drug addiction is the obvious result of this pattern.
The users are always the immediate victims. This could branch out from family members, to friends, to work bosses, and to the society because one way or another, your behavior will affect them.
The most obvious effect is a deterioration of the users’ physical health. Effects such as sudden weight loss/gain, bloodshot eyes, and tremors in some cases are the most observable. Then, these drug dependents frequently go into conflicts with friends as they are more irritated and hyper-sensitive during the times the drug’s euphoric effect wore off. Neglect on the responsibilities unto their families and jobs also happens which causes conflicts. Aside from the fact that the drugs they are taking in are illegal, the consequences of this illegal drug use also gets them into legal troubles.
Everyone is not safe from the clutches of addiction. This is due to the reason that addictive substances are now easily obtained. The most susceptible victims are those who feel abandoned and painfully ache for company.
People use drug as an escape. People find drugs as a reason to run away from present distress and discomfort that they are feeling. Usually, users/victims start to use drugs without the intentions for prolonged use. All they are looking for is an immediate fix and escape of and from their current situation. Before they knew it, they are drawn deeper. The urge to use the substance/drugs again grows stronger. Without being fully aware, they already starting drug addiction.
In a society that is infested with drug addiction, cure should always be a priority. Once people get addicted, will-power to stop on the victims end is never enough. It is no longer a question of the willingness of the victims to stop. They are already under the influence of the substance/drugs to such a degree that they continue to use them, despite knowing it’s hurting them and other people as well. The assistance of specialists are needed because it has already developed into a psychological ailment. Most of all, the help, support and understanding of friends and family members should never always be present.
Drug addiction is greatly prevalent in most societies that cure should be prioritized.