Addiction to Drugs Includes People From All Walks of Life.
For most who begin the recreational use of drugs, including heroin and prescription opiate pain relievers, psychological and physiological dependence often comes as a surprise. Most begin to experience mild discomfort after the drugs begin to “wear off” and get relief from taking more of the drug they are abusing. Once this cycle begins, physical dependence develops into daily drug use and addiction.
Addiction to drugs includes people from all walks of life. While the stereotype may reflect some sort of depraved criminal, the reality is that opioid-addicted persons are most frequently people that look like everyday people. Students, mothers, fathers, neighbors, and even doctors and lawyers are represented among addicted persons.
Sadly, too many people allow the stigma associated with opiate addiction to keep them from getting the help they need–help that may save their lives.
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