Since ancient times, mankind has been using different substances that may change the perception and mood of the environment. Some substances calm your nerves, some substances increase your cheerfully and give you a burst of energy. By using narcotics drug addiction develops. But, under special conditions, all narcotics are able to produce chemical and psychological addiction. A psychological addiction causes an irresistible dependency of the mind and your emotional state with the help of narcotics.
Narcotics are able to stimulate the feelings of euphoria, elevated mood, pleasant perception, and positive emotions. It is the main reason that people want to try narcotics for the first time. But, with the appearance of a psychological addiction, an individual wants to use the drug again and again; otherwise the person becomes emotionally reliant on the drugs.
The natural processes of the brain are destroyed and positive feelings can't be produced now without the drug use. An individual always has a choice: use drugs or not use drugs, to stop or to proceed. This is a struggle within yourself and the only way out is through the person himself.
There are many stages of drug addiction as a disease. At the early periods of usage the tolerance and dependency on drugs rise. At this stage the person can control his or her desires and stop easily. The problem is that the addicts are sure that they will give it up at any moment, but over time the dependence become harder. Later the control is lost and physiological and psychological addiction develops. The chronic stage of the disease leads to physiological, psychological, social, and mental degradation and it may even lead to a fatal outcome.
Certain views and opinions of an individual may contribute to his disposition for drug addiction. The dependency alters the perception of the person, his neighborhood, the world around him, his reality becomes distorted. Addicts try to escape from reality by means of drugs, but the drugs can never substitute for reality and love. It is an illusion that is easy to give up just after the action of the drugs and the withdrawal makes you feel worse than before. Drugs can't give the impressions of real life; narcotics can't give you the love for life.
The treatment of the drug addiction is quite a complex task. It should be built upon the three main directions: to fight against physical tolerance, to eliminate the psychological addiction, the important consequence of the drug usage, and the last problem, to strengthen the results and to return the person to a normal and healthy lifestyle.
Many people consider the drug addiction to be only a physical disease, but it often happens after the person finishes treatment at the hospital and starts from the beginning. The important condition of treatment is that an individual tries to find the way out by himself; he wants to get rid of the addiction and he does his best to get rid of the addiction. It is easier when he knows that he has the support of his real friends and relatives, who help him in this matter. In this case, if the attempt is successful, there is a good chance to get back everything that was lost.