There is really a great number of indicators revealing drug abuse. There are some general signs like mood swings, sweating, abrupt movements and many others. Of course all those signs can have other reasons like health or social troubles, not only the drug addiction. Being revealed they can cause problems at work, university, etc. Drug addiction doesn’t go without being noticed by others.
According to the National Institute for Drug Abuse (NIDA), the majority of people try taking drugs for the first time either in high school or young adulthood. Statistics says many drug users start out of low self-esteem and necessity to feel ’cool’ and less miserable, to become a more ‘social’ person, to establish connections with others, gain recognition and approval of people they’re interested in. Such a decision is also often made under peer pressure or hard life circumstances. As addiction develops, it is transforming one’s environment in a negative way, making it more and more marginalized and drug-related, leaving supportive people and what was forming the addict’s life behind.
Drug dеtоxifiсаtiоn оr drug “detox” iѕ a ѕеt оf intеrvеntiоnѕ whiсh аim to lеѕѕеn thе physical еffесtѕ оf drug аddiсtiоn. Thiѕ саn bе dоnе naturally or medically by induсing substances to сlеаnѕе the bоdу from intоxiсаtiоn оf drugs.
Drug usage normally doesn’t start out of nothing, while a person is alone or doesn’t have any problems in life. At the very beginning, no matter what the drug one try is, it’s done because of certain psychological state and happens while being in a company that inclines or even pushes one to try, praising it as a ‘cool’ and way of life. The more time passes, the stronger addiction becomes. And one’s environment is also becoming more and more toxic, meaning that people who could support one and help to get rid of addiction while it’s not that strong are left behind, one by one.
The main active ingredient of marijuana (dried Cannabis sativa plant) is tetrahydrocannabinol (or THC). This very substance is responsible for the mind-altering effects after marijuana is used by a person. It’s not necessary to only smoke a cigarette with the drug – cannabis can be ingested in other forms too. THC and other chemicals will enter the body anyway and stay there for a period of time.