For some who have undergone rehabilitation and found it difficult to kick the habit for good for some reason, the possibility of relapse becomes real. And if you have indeed relapsed, you may be in a rut or questioning what to do next. Instead of giving up on recovery and your sober lifestyle, you should take this moment to reflect on the cause of your relapse and how you can avoid it in the future.
Peel back the layers of society anywhere in the world and you’ll find a deep, dark, and disturbing culture of illegal drug abuse. But hey, this isn’t new. Illegal drugs is widespread. In fact, it is a $400-billion-a-year global industry that involves its production, trafficking, and sales. Google about illegal drugs or narcotics long enough and you may even find some who sell different kinds (and guises) of it online.
Having a full understanding of how addiction progresses can open the door to insights on how to ultimately break the cycle.
The recovery and rehabilitation community has long been on the search to understand the dynamics and root cause of substance abuse. Throughout the decades, one of the most widely known theories to explain substance abuse and how it progresses is represented in a visual arc known as the Jellinek Curve.
There’s always two sides to every story. And while many people–scientists and experts, especially–contend the gateway theory of marijuana causes people to graduate to harder drugs such as cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine, many also argue otherwise.
Many people try meth for a variety of reasons. However, they go back to it for only one thing: they like how it makes them feel.
Meth has long attracted and magnetized users of all ages, social status, gender, and culture all over the world because of the feel-good effect it brings the users. They would describe the feeling as a sudden rush of pleasure that lasts for several minutes, then a feeling of euphoria that can last from six to twelve hours.
Since the 1980s, meth use has expanded from society’s elites and artists and now has spread to even the average Juan. Meth, or methamphetamine, is such a highly addictive drug that even the cravings are exceptionally strong as tolerance is quickly developed.
You know drugs can lead to so many problems: bad performance in school or at work, health complications, family problems, legal problems, and not to mention addiction, which in itself opens a can of worms for the addicted person and his or her family. In other words, drugs is bad news.