Tuesday, November 22, 2011

How Cocaine Addiction hurts you

By Alexandra Williams

Hannah was distressed that, with all the inner work she had done on herself, she still found herself binge eating."There are times when I just can't stop eating. I feel awful after, but at the time I just want another cookie and another until they are all gone. Or I'll intend to take a few bites of ice cream out of the carton and find myself unable to stop until the whole carton is gone. I just don't get why I'm still doing this! And it seems worse since I married Roger, even though I really love him. I just can't figure this out!"

Cocaine Addiction usually starts innocently as an experiment or as just going along with the crowd. For some people, cocaine use remains casual. But for many the 'rush' or sense of 'euphoria' is just too tantalizing and the casual cocaine user gradually becomes an addict without even realizing it, even after it totally rules their life. It is as though cocaine addiction has an inherent denial of itself. Even after being arrested, incarcerated and rehab, an addict often totally denies that there is any problem. This is the real problem of drug addiction: the complete denial that there is any addiction. It is this denial that ultimately leads to the addicts' life spiraling out of control.

The problem is that most people think that the empty alone feeling is caused by something outside themselves - such as not having a partner, feeling rejected by someone, being unhappy at a job or not having enough money. Yet that is never what causes inner emptiness and inner aloneness. It is caused by one thing - not taking loving care of yourself, of your feelings, of the child within. And we cannot take loving care of ourselves without having a spiritual source to turn to for love, wisdom, guidance and strength.

In most cases, the addicts mind will be so fixated on trying not to use the money to buy cocaine that the addict will find themselves buying within a few hours. The will power of a bona fide drug addict with cash-in-hand is scientifically proven to be absolutely zero. All you need to do is ask your loved one the very next day if they used any of the money you gave them to buy cocaine and really look them right in the eye.

Most addicts will break down at this point. This is where you can actually take the addict directly to a rehab facility and they will commit themselves willingly. Remember, avoid going that extra mile by forcing the addict to admit to being addicted or to tell you exactly what they did with the money. Just take them to get help as the very next step.

Opioids, above other sorts of pain killers, tend to be among the most addictive of substances. Opium is widely considered to be the most potent, concentrated form of this drug, with the medically-restricted morphine being a close second. Another derivative that is medically-restricted is heroin, though it is less likely to be used by a hospital than morphine. The more diluted, commercially-used forms include substances such as codeine, fentanyl, oxycodone, meperidine, and propoxyphene.

It is as though the addict is completely oblivious to the truth around them and actually race toward a long prison term or worse. It is getting the addict to see any part of this truth that is the limiting factor in rescuing these individuals from the ravages of addiction. The worst thing you can do for your addicted love one is to make accusations or have them committed against their will to some lock-down rehab facility. Remember, they are absolutely sure that they are not addicts and there is little you can do to change their minds. Making accusations or committing them to rehab only makes the addict angry and hate you, even though you are really only trying to help.

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