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Amphetamines carry a risk of physical dependence or addiction.?
Ecstasy is considered physically addictive but usually only people that take it in large quantities and/or are casual users get addicted physically. People a lot of the time w…ill just take the drug to feel better physically as you don't feel as good when your coming down or have recently come down from ecstasy so because users don't feel good they take more ecstasy to combat the bad feeling they experience, this is why it is considered physically addictive.
LSD is definitely not physically addictive. Whether or not it can be psychologically addictive is a bit trickier. Almost any drug can be psychologically addictive; as people w…ho take it all the time get used to the way they feel on it, they will become extremely aware of its absence if they suddenly stop taking it. Since they are so accustomed to being on the drug, they actually feel normal when they're on it, and they feel distinctly abnormal when they stop. They feel as though something is missing from their brain. However, since LSD doesn't produce the feeling of euphoria (extreme happiness) that other drugs -- such as opiates, cocaine, Ecstasy, and to some degree, Valium and Xanax -- do, the potential for psychological addiction is much lower. Furthermore, since LSD produces full-blown visual and auditory hallucinations, using it on a daily basis really isn't feasible for most people. You simply cannot function if you are hallucinating all the time; you'd have a lot of trouble just doing simple things like laundry or washing dishes, and you certainly couldn't hold down a job. That is another reason the potential for psychological addiction is much lower than it is with other drugs: most people do not want to be hallucinating all the time. So, yes, technically, LSD can be psychologically addictive, but the potential for psychological addiction is very low.
Although there is nothing in steroids which gets you physically addicted to them. But there is a huge mental addiction towards steroid due to the feeling of confidence, …the false high you feel, the strength and weight gained and more.
Whats going on here?! Do you people even know what physical addiction is? No. Cocaine is not physically addictive. And there will be no propaganda in my answer like those oth…er posts. All the info I'm giving is from personal experience and from what my doctor told me when I asked him the same question. We all know cocaine is bad for you blah blah.. the question was "Is cocaine physicaly addictive" and the answer is NO. It is, however, severely psychologically addictive. Some users experience no withdrawal symptoms, for some people the dependence comes on slowly over weeks or months of use, and for some it like, you snort one line and suddenly your wallet is arguing with your mind and body, while your self control shoots heroin and dozes off on the front porch (you won't be seeing him till tomorrow and he's gonna have some physical withdrawal going on). But lets get serious here. Sudden abstinence from a physically addictive substance causes physical harm such as seizures, severe muscle and bone aches, immune system suppression, some can be fatal. Psychologically substances, cause psychological harm with sudden withdrawn such as severe anxiety, depression, even drug educed schizophrenia type symptoms. These psychological symptoms can often manifest themselves as physical problems like shaking, sweating, panic attacks, irritable bowel syndrome.. the list goes on, but none of these problems will cause physical bodily harm, and there is potential for death from sudden withdrawal, in fact, your body will probably thank you after it's done being all anxious and depressed. Both types of addiction are caused by similar mechanisms. Addiction occurs when one suddenly abstains from taking a certain exogenous substance (or similar types of substance) for a long period of time (though time period really depends on the person and can develop a lot faster with psychological withdrawal than physical). While the person is on the drug, that person will slow down, or stop the body from producing some endogenous chemicals, or severely decrease the effectiveness of natural bodily chemicals. This causes distress because you're body needs these chemicals to be present in natural quantities and act effectively on the body and mind. So you can do a gram or so of coke per day for years and quitting cold turkey won't harm your body....... As long as your heart doesn't explode and you liver doesn't crap out and you don't develop one of the many other health problems chronic cocaine use causes.... and what your doing is actually cocaine and not some other strange chemical that disgusting, despicable coke dealers often throw in the mix Basically, it's the actual use (not the sudden withdrawal) that causes physical damage. And the damage is bad, despite it's moderate social acceptance. Often times cocaine abuse symptoms go unnoticed because cocaine abuse symptoms are subtle and hard to identify. As cocaine abuse escalates, cocaine abuse symptoms become more apparent and are easier to detect. For occasional users, cocaine abuse symptoms may start off as a nosebleed or increased heart rate, however with continual use, symptoms such as cardiac arrest and severe health problems may occur. Cocaine abuse and addiction can lead to hospitalization and death. The use of cocaine affects the way a person thinks, acts and feels. A person who has begun to abuse cocaine and is becoming addicted to the drug will focus more and more energy on acquiring and using the drug. One extremely detrimental cocaine abuse symptom is obsession or craving. Once a person has become addicted to cocaine, their mind and body have an obsession with the drug that is curbed only when the drug is found and used. As soon as cocaine enters the body it begins to take control of the user's mind. The user becomes increasingly consumed with the prospected of using more cocaine. This mental obsession grows larger and begins to manifest itself in the user's actions. As the user becomes more desperate for the drug, he/she will do whatever it takes to find more cocaine: lie, cheat, steal, etc. Drug addicts are notorious for stealing from loved ones, lying about their use and finding devious ways to get the drugs they need. Many users find themselves in jail and other situations that they never thought were possible. In addition to the mental cocaine abuse symptoms that the user feels, there are also physical consequences for using the drug. The chemical makeup within the body must readjust itself in order to have the ability to consume a foreign substance. The user becomes physically hooked to the drug from the very first use. This is completely false. No drugs can cause physical dependence from the first use. Talk to a doctor or do some research (the internet is directly in front of your face.. in case your having trouble finding info.... Then again... I'm a creative person and like making up stories as well. To each his own I suppose. There are a wide range of physical cocaine abuse symptoms including less severe symptoms such as loss of appetite and nosebleeds, to more sever symptoms such as heart and respiratory problems. Over time the nasal passage through which the drug travels will disintegrate causing uncontrollable nosebleeds and a loss of sensory nerves. Eventually the user will become physically ill, experiencing cocaine abuse symptoms such as stomach cramps, cold sweats and increased heart rate. In time continuous cocaine abuse and the worsening of these symptoms can lead to death. There is only one way to help your loved ones should they be hooked to any drug INTERVENTION! Family, friends, wives, not even their children can usually give them a reason to stop using on their own. A small percentage will realize they are losing their life and know instinctively that they could die, so they may enter into drug rehabilitation themselves. THERE IS HOPE! (propaganda!) The truth of the matter is that you must continually use a drug, any drug, many times, in excess, in order to develop an addiction to it, both physically and psychologically (that�s why it�s called drug ABUSE). The myth of �try it once and you�re hooked� is just that, a myth, it is even untrue of shooting heroine. There are plenty of people who use cocaine occasionally, once in a couple of months say, for years, without developing an addiction. However, you can never know a drug�s true effect on you until you�'ve tried it, drugs affect different people differently both in a single instance of use, and regarding susceptibility to developing an addiction. Some people have more addictive personalities than others. I think it is OK to use drugs if you exercise a great deal of caution. With any drug, and I include alcohol, never be tempted to think that you can easily control it. There are powerful substances that have overpowered a great many people, they could overpower you, too. If you use a drug, respect it, treat it as something that should always be handled with care. Find out as much accurate information as you can, in advance, and always treat drug use as something that is out of your normal experience - you can set a time and a place for it, and choose to experience it under certain conditions - beware of turning it into a mundane part of your life, because once that happens, you are addicted. After that first line you are standing at a crossroad in your life. Go left, never do it again, you just wanted to see what all the fuss was about. Go right and you think that it is overrated, doesn't seem that bad and a year later you find yourself doing another one with a lot less hesitance than the first time, cause now you think you can handle it. You think you know whats its all about and it doesn't seem as hectic as what people make it out to be. Cause that first time you get all the highs and none of the lows, you sleep fine that evening, no lying awake for hours on end. Next thing you know you doing it once a month, but there's no withdrawal, you think of it as that shot of Stroh rum that you drink once a month. And that can go on for years, no problems, right. Now try quitting it. It is all in the mind, dopamine and all that stuff. If your brain knows it can get a take away of that lovely dopamine for much less effort than manufacturing it itself, it convinces every cell in your body that it's okay, what's wrong with unhealthy food once a month, unfortunately its not your stomach, but your body's control centre that takes the hit. Well, I'll tell you this much. I'm 2 days out of rehab and I spent 2 months there, so I learned quite a bit about the illness of addiction. There is now years of research on addiction and it's widely acknowledged now that 12.5% of any group of people, no matter what race or country you come from, are addicts/alcoholics. And the doctors and psychiatrists are in agreement that there is only one drug that gets you physically hooked is methamphetamine (tik). When the US soldiers came back from Vietnam they found that 60% of the troops were doing heroine. Doctors watched the situation very carefully to determine whether its the drug that's the problem or does the problem lie with the individual. And guess what? 12.5% of the users could not stop on their own. So I hope that answers your question, cocaine is much more physically addictive for someone who has a natural disposition of having the illness of addiction. Recovery = abstinence + change
The term addiction is usually equated with abuse, however addiction and abuse are not the same thing. Addiction is comprised of tolerance to the medication being taken and/or… psychological dependence to the drug in question. With tolerance a person must take more and more of that particular drug to get the same desired effects over time. Psychological dependence means that a person will take the drug in question no matter what the consequences. One or both of these must present to consider a possible addiction. The term dependency is different meaning that the body has grown used or adapted to the amount of the drug in question that is being taken. This can happen for a number of reasons to numerous to count. For instance people who are taking insulin for diabetes are dependent on the insulin. Their body needs it to maintain a state of well being. Either addiction or dependency can cause withdrawal if the drug in question is stopped abruptly however it is important to note that people who have a chronic illness sometimes need to consider long term treatment of their particular disorder and this is called medical dependence. This is the case with the diabetic and insulin. It is possible to become addicted to anything given the correct set of circumstances, so people with a history of drug or other addictions should be carefully monitored when using a drug that may cause dependency.. I hope this information has helped to further educate you in your quest for knowledge. ; )
steroids are a poweful drug which can cause an immedite boost of energy. They are physical and are not addictive. You can stop, but it is indeed harmful to your body and one s…houldn't risk it.
Drugs can be grouped into different classes according to their effect on the central nervous system (your brain and its connections to the various organs and other parts o…f your body). If you are using a drug repeatedly over a period of time, you will develop dependence on that drug. But you will also develop dependence to other drugs that you have not used that are in the same class as the drug you are using. This means that when you stop using one drug and begin to experience withdrawal, prescribed use of another drug in the same class might stop or decrease the severity of withdrawal. An example is the use of methadone (a narcotic) to help heroin (a narcotic) users avoid withdrawal. Cross addiction has also been used to describe addiction to more than one drug, whether or not it is in the same class
It is psychologically addictive, as well as chemically addictive, but NOT physically addictive.
Marijuana is not addictive.
There are no substances within cannabis that have physically addicting properties, however a heavy long-term user of cannabis may be described as psychologically addicted, and… may also receive slight withdrawal symptoms if the cannabis was removed.
All addictions work in the same parts of the brain, by modifying or imitating the production of neurotransmitters that cause pleasant feelings. This is as true of shopping add…iction as it is of heroin. Thus, people who have taught themselves that their moods and feelings can be altered by certain actions or chemicals, have a very good chance of cross-addiction to chemicals and actions that have similar effects. Gambling, for example, is the number two substitute addiction for alcoholics and addicts, after relationships. In a slightly different sense, the actions of some chemicals are so similar that a person addicted to one will almost automatically become addicted to the other. Alcohol and benzodiazepine tranquilizers are one example. Heroin and other opioid drugs are another, as are alcohol and heroin. Cross addiction and cross dependence are the same thing, really. "Cross dependence" is just a way of saying it that makes it sound less important. Thus the term is much favored by drug companies.
Risk is the possibility or probability that something undesirable (or bad) will happen. If you do not perform a risk assessment, you will not know whether risk is present or …whether you need to do more to control, reduce, or eliminate the risk, or whether you can live with the risk.
Although amphetamines don't carry a particularly high risk of physical dependence that is not to say they are not addictive. Amphetamines primarily stimulate dopamine receptor…s and imitate dopamine's affects making amphetamines some of the most addictive drugs known to man. So. In short, although the physiological withdrawals won't be especially intense or acute, the psychological aspects of amphetamine use are not to be taken lightly.
Answer Heroin is an opiate-- that is, it is made from narcotic alkaloids found in opium, or an derivates thereof. Heroin causes delirium, disorientation, and physical a…nd psychological dependence. Asides from the psychological need to imbibe heroin that is associated with psychological dependence, withdrawal symptoms from heroin are unpleasant. Withdrawal symptoms include depression, insomnia, anxiety, excessive sweating, and "itchy blood" (where one compulsively scratches the legs, often breaking the skin and causing scabs). Abruptly stopping the use of heroin can cause the leg muscles to spasm. The withdrawal symptoms may begin in 6-24 hours of discontinuation of heroin's use.
Anything--a substance or a behavior--can be addicting for a given person; different people develop addictions to different things. So, yes, amphetamines can …be and often are addictive, but you won't know until you take the gamble. And if you discover you are someone who is chemically wired to become addicted to amphetamines, that's what you'll be. Sometimes the addiction is fatal. Not all addicts can be successfully treated; addiction is never cured, its progression can only be suspended.
from first hand experience in both, crack is not physically addictive like say heroin. You may want to and like doing it, but it wont have you throwing up, crawling out of ski…n, stealing money, etc etc like heroin addiction. I was a heroin addict then got clean and startd doing crack occasionally to ease the boredom and depression. It was fun and I certainly looked forward to our sessions but if something fell through i wasnt scared to death and would on with my life. Basically any other plans or issues could get me to not to do crack, I just did it when i was bored.
they get addicted and die or have a disease the way they get addicted is someone asks them if they want some but then the get addicted to it and sooner or later they'll die or… get sick duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!!!