Abstract This study examines thoroughly how the crystal meth effects an individual and society, the paper aims to show how harmful this drug is, and how people get harmed by the drug named methamphetamine or referred to as a crystal meth. Meth belongs to the drugs that’s known as psychostimulants, this drug creates a false sense of happiness and well-being. For many of the meth addicts to quit can be daunting or terrifying. There is no medication approved for the treatment and the effects are short has long termed consequences. Effects of Crystal Meth Do you know how many people are abusers of crystal meth in United States of America (USA)?
What would you do if someone whom you love becomes addicted to heroin? Most people would try everything they can to take that person out of addiction. Others, learn to deal with it by making it a permanent part of their life. However, some people find alternative solutions to the problem. Likewise, in “Sonny’s Blues” by James Baldwin, Sonny is able to replace his heroin addiction with music.
According to this theory, people become abusers when labeled such by the people around them. For example, methamphetamine users are labeled as addicts while cocaine users are considered recreational users even though the two substances are similar in nature. (Charmaz and Belgrave, 2013) People interpret the drugs differently and this interpretation determines the label. Causes of substance abuse While there are many reasons given by those who abuse substances, youth are typically responding to curiosity and/or peer pressure. (Abuse, 2012) Youth and adults may continue to use drugs to calm themselves or as a means of staying awake.
While withdrawal symptoms are at their highest, individuals may feel a strong desire to begin using drugs again. Reaching out to drugs and alcohol for relief is a common occurrence during withdrawals. If the patient is at a Louisville alcohol rehab center, the withdrawal process is supervised so that they cannot access any drugs. This heightens the chances that you will be able to obtain and maintain a sober lifestyle. What to Look for in a Rehab Center Every person is different, so you need a rehab center that offers personalized programs that are tailored to your needs.
Counselling sessions also involve setting a goal for the individual to overcome his addiction. The effectiveness of a drug crisis intervention is not the same in all cases as there are some people whose addiction has gone overboard and are completely dependent on the substances they use. In such cases, more extreme measures might be necessary to help the individual overcome his addiction. When doing a drug addict intervention, one must make sure that the interventions are non-judgmental, non-confrontational and supportive as some addicts do
“The symptoms of PTSD are difficult to cope with, and they often lead people to use more unhealthy ways of coping, such as alcohol or drug use” (Tull). This quote from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder expert, Matthew Tull; demonstrates that some symptoms of of PTSD lead to alcohol or drug use. “‘Bring me a Coke.’ He started to go away, but I called him back. ‘Can’tcha stick a little rum in it or something?’ I asked him. I asked him very nicely and all” (Salinger 69).
When the effects of the opiates are blocked, the patient cannot feel the effects, therefore it decreases the desire and cravings, thus leading to extended periods of sobriety or abstinence according to Syed and Keating (851). Many addicts feel “what is the point of using? I cannot get high anyway”. This is an important mental process involved in effective use of Vivitrol. With the appropriate use of Vivitrol and supportive counseling, patients suffering with opiate addiction will have a greater length of abstinence and recovery period, increased success with complete recovery, decreased cravings, and decreased relapse versus those subjects who do not take Vivitrol.
The disease model of addiction takes power away from an individual who is struggling with a substance use disorder. Instead of the individual taking responsibility for their own actions and their own recovery they can place blame or responsibility on the disease. I have heard many people say that they “can’t help that they have a problem” and “once an addict always an addict” and honestly those words are sickening to me. I believe that people are responsible for their own actions and reactions. Therefore, to a certain extent, individuals have control over themselves.
The author explains that it is “a condition that can develop after you have gone through a life-threatening event” (Daniels and Steineke) Some of the symptoms include: depression, self-blame, guilt, and shame, anger or aggressive behavior, and alcohol/drug abuse. As elucidated to by the authors, those who suffer from PTSD “may try to avoid people and places that remind [them] of the trauma” (Daniels and Steineke). They will also feel numb, startle easily, and always be on guard. Veterans will blame themselves for what may be traumatizing them, and become hooked on drugs and alcohol in order to cope with their problems. The authors are informing the reader about this horrible ailment and that it must be recognized and treated