Why Do People Abuse Stimulants?


Why Do People Abuse Stimulants?

The reasons addict's want to abuse any drug is because they like the feeling the drug gives them.

People who want to be "disconnected" from the world will abuse depressant drugs, such as sedatives or anti-anxiety drugs.

They will take any drug that will suppress their feelings and emotions.


Other people, however, enjoy having boundless energy and being "on" all the time. Or, they may lead such busy lives that they need an extra boost (or at least they think they do).

Rather than prioritize their time so that they can get enough sleep, eat properly, and do all the things that guarantee enough energy and a good disposition to face life without drugs, they turn to stimulants.

How Can People Refrain From Abusing Stimulants?

The most important thing that can be done is for a person not to take stimulants unless a true medical necessity is indicated. Even then, once the condition has been resolved, unless it is a chronic one (such as narcolepsy or ADHD), the person should gradually reduce the amount of stimulant being taken until it is no longer being taken.

People who must take stimulants on a regular basis should try to take the lowest dose possible and should only take the exact amount needed, and only when it is time. Abuse most often occurs when the medication dosage or frequency is increased.

Stimulants should be stored so that they cannot be accessed by those for whom they have not been prescribed. Doing this will prevent teenagers from "borrowing" medication simply for experimentation.

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