Doctors then prescribe drugs for what they are intended for and a person can quickly build a dependency.Especially if that drug is making them feel all better, they rationalize that it must be ok to keep taking the drug, which can result in dependency. People use drugs to cover painful memories in their past.Many people go through extremely traumatic events in their life, many times as children, and turn to drugs to cover the horrible memories. When hanging out with friends, it’s easy for people to want to fit in and seem like one of the crew.Children are extremely susceptible to trauma, whether physically or emotionally, and those feelings can haunt them into their adulthood. If others are drinking or doing drugs, it’s very likely for someone to fall into that trap. Ask anyone who has tried drugs and they will tell you that it is one of the best feelings of their life.Some drugs are viewed as a means of relaxation – a way to calm the storm in your mind.Although drugs can be very effective at doing that, there can be serious side effects. People figure if a drug is prescribed by a doctor, it must be ok.It is important to act to stop further abuse from occurring.
It can become easy to rationalize like: ‘hey my friend’s been doing this for a couple years and he seems fine to me.’ Entertainment and music is full of drug references and that can add to the rationalization that drug use is ok sometimes. Boredom is a big factor in drug abuse in teens and young adults.Drugs or alcohol can temporarily make that person feel ‘normal’ again, like they remember feeling in the past.