Almost everyone on the planet is aware what narcotics exist and what substances we can consider to include in the narcotic group: codeine and alcohol, heroin and cocaine, and even nicotine - all of them are harmful, maybe to a variable degree. Narcotics are special substances, which are able to cause euphoria - exultant mood, pleasant impressions and relaxation. These substances also lead to developing addictions both physical and psychological, in other words the desire to use them again and again.
Moreover, the harm of narcotics in some cases is irreparable, especially if the usage is regular. The majority of teenagers begin to use them mostly because everyone in their environment does it, and they are convinced that for some time usage will not do harm, but for some groups of narcotics even the first dose can develop the addiction.
People are not born as narcotic users; they become addicts later due to some reasons, though all of them understand perfectly well what addictive nature of drugs is. It is known that different people develop the addiction not in the same way and need different periods of time for appearing this addiction. There is a special bio mechanism of addictive nature of drugs. This mechanism is realized though the processes that occur in the organism: bio-chemical, bio-electrical, cellular, tissue and many other processes.
This kind of addiction is called physical addiction. Mostly it is appropriate to the drugs of the opiate group, like sleeping pills, pain killers or alcohol. The physical addictive nature of drugs develops, because narcotics penetrate deep in the bio-chemical processes. They begin to fulfill those functions which were used to be provided by the substances produced by the body. The organism of an addict refuses to synthesize these substances or decreases their production. If the process of the substitution lasts too long, the user suffers withdrawal syndrome that in some cases is almost intolerable.
Besides the physical addiction there is also psychological addictive nature of drugs developing. As the basis of this addiction there is the desire to extend the euphoria effect of the drugs. With refusing from the narcotics, the addict feels great stress that is connected with changes in his way of everyday life. Some time ago it was easier to escape from the problems using narcotics, but now he has no opportunity to enter the unconsciousness and forget everything. The addict does not have protection, as he feels. This is the main reason why many users who have given up drug, start from the very beginning. They cannot stand the psychological addictive nature of drugs. In this case it is important to learn how to live without drugs.
Unfortunately, drug abuse is well documented from the ancient times until today and is spread all over the world. In some countries the narcotics are a real disaster that has turned into a business. The so-called "narco-mafia" can govern an entire region. With every New Year the problem of drug addiction becomes a more important issue regarding today's youth.