Thankfully, I've seen most, if not all, of those people fight back from the clutches of addiction and regain a life of sobriety. And they did it by filling their basic human needs. As humans, we all have the same basic wants and desires and understanding how to fill them is crucial to recovery success.
A common assumption that is made is that people who are addicted to drugs are suffering from a lack of willpower or moral fibre. People assume that these people could stop using if they simply tried a little harder. Unfortunately for those who are addicted, it is not that simple. When someone takes a drug regularly, heroin, for example, their brain chemistry becomes altered. The body produces less natural dopamine and begins to require more and more of the drug to feel its effects. Eventually, the body will begin to crave the drug, and going without it will lead to nasty withdrawal symptoms, including vomiting, increased heart rate, and
As I get older and read more about the addiction, I have been trying to accept it as a disease. Addiction can easily influence on the person’s personality and make them to do things that he or she won’t do in soberness. Although it has been so hard for me
OUTLINE I. INTRODUCTION A. History of Heroin B. Perhaps it gets to be too big of a task before them to be rid of drugs completely, but whatever the reason, more heroin users will stay in treatment if it involves using methadone or another medication.
Substance abuse disorders are common in our society. It is a disorder that each one of us will most likely experience through a family member, friend, or our self. I felt very drawn to this topic due to the fact that I have a family that has background of substance abuse and I myself have battle the demon. Not until I struggled with my own addiction did I become more tolerable and understanding to those that have a substance abuse disorder. Substance abuse is not something anyone wants to have; it is a disorder that takes control of a person’s life. It is a beast that tears a person apart; from their being to the lives of their loved ones. This disorder is not biased in anyway; rich or poor, male or female, employed or unemployed, young or
Although, there are many efforts to reduce the stigma of addiction, false concepts among individuals still persist. Many individuals may describe drug addicts as “people who are morally weak and cannot control their impulses”, or simply just “people who cannot get their life together”. Such misconceptions suggesting that
When you hear the word “war” you think of a battlefield overseas. In your head, you see guns being fired and bombs blowing up but you don’t see the small towns of Wyoming. Heroin is becoming one of the deadliest and fastest growing drugs on the street today. We the people of Wyoming would never of thought that we would have a drug problem such as heroin but we do. It has claimed the lives of many people every day by just trying it once or the drug taking their life this includes one of my close friends Billy. This drug has hit close to home for me in a few different ways. You don 't just get into heroin for no reason. Other drugs like prescription painkillers lead up to it and the choices that you make. I have watched heroin take the lives of many people. A few of made it out, a few are still living in that world and a couple have died from it. All over America including Wyoming heroin related deaths have increased from just a few a year to a lot more. Study show that 45% of heroin addicted people start off with prescription drugs such as oxytocin. If these people don 't want to get help for it through rehab and treatment it ultimately leads to death. I have watched a friend lose everything but then one day she woke up and got treatment for her heroin addiction. I watched my husband fight his addiction to prescription pain medicine. He did ultimately get help and kick the habit with myself by his side supporting him and never giving up. Some aren 't as lucky as they were.
People should know what they are getting themselves in if they are going to choose to go through this bumpy road in life. There are so many consequences that can come from heroin so make sure you are ready to face them. You are harming yourself and the people around you so make sure you inform yourself on what can come from heroin.
Bruce Brandler is a man who lost his son to heroin. Brandler says in an article by the Los Angeles Times, “I want to evaporate the myth that heroin addicts are just homeless derelicts, this epidemic hit’s everyone… I think my situation exemplifies that.”. I think what Brandler meant by this is many people have a certain image in their minds when they think about heroin addicts. This image is often wrong simply because heroin addicts are now the people right in front of us. When society expects all addicts to fit one description it often overlooks those that need
Working at quitting is the only way to be able to not be addicted anymore. Pain killers are the choice of drug for some of these people. It starts off with an injury causing them to need the pain killers, then they get addicted. Then people move onto heroin after pain killers because there both opiates. “It’s important for addicts to know they are not alone”. I believe that is so
Heroin is bad. That should not come as a surprise. What might come as a surprise, on the other hand, is that America is currently going through a heroin epidemic. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “Heroin use more than doubled among young adults aged 18-25 in the past decade.” However, heroin addictions do not arise ex nihilo. The silent perpetrators are pharmaceutical companies and their weapons are prescription painkillers.
When I was 14 years old, my father died of a drug overdose, after spending his life struggling with the disease,. I took care of my niece while my sister was heavily using. I fought with her for years to get sober. Then I found her in a bathroom unconscious, with no pulse, and a needle still stuck in her arm. I gave her C.P.R. for nearly 13 minutes until the paramedics’ arrived. They explained to me that if I had stopped giving her C.P.R., they would have never been able to revive her. In addition to them, I have several other family members and friends that also struggle with addiction. I have watched them try to get, and stay, sober. I have seen the control that addition has over them, and felt the way it affects everyone around them. I have watched the financial burden they cause their families, and our community.
You likely experience varying emotions dealing with the addict. One moment you fear the addict may die of an overdose; a moment later, you are angry because the addict is wasting money on drugs, sleeping in late, or refusing to work. It’s frustrating and painful to watch helplessly as someone you care about falls prey to the negative and possibly catastrophic consequences of addiction.
On my arrival in the United Kingdom from my native Zimbabwe, I had my first meeting with an individual with a serious heroin addiction when I found myself sharing a flat in an emergency accommodation at the Lady Beck Close in Leeds. Things went missing in the flat and I could not understand what happening until the person responsible was offered to speak to me. He apologised for the theft of my property but explained at length the serious problem with substance misuse that he had and how he would do anything to feed his habit. He went on to tell me how he dropped from University where he was studying dentistry after drugs took a toll on his life. He said has tried and was still trying everything to stop but cannot despite the care, support and help he received from so many professionals.
It tends to be difficult for people to admit that they have a problem. Even when someone realizes that they struggle with addiction, it can be overwhelming and frightening to take the step necessary to make a change and overcome the addiction. As a result, many people simply maintain the status quo, even if it makes them and their loved ones unhappy.