Gain a better understanding of the oppressive drug world, which has transformed and adversely affected so many lives. This book gives an in-depth look at why individuals turn to drugs, what happens chemically, signs and symptoms, intervention strategies, treatments, recovery and so much more. Additionally, the real stories submitted by ex-addicts (and loved ones of ex-addicts) demonstrates the power of substance abuse. These stories will take you through their journey from life before drugs to its after-effects.
Drug use turns into abuse and addiction when the person begins experiencing urges and cravings. At this point, the user's mind finds a way to rationalize the addiction or deny that they even have a problem. The user begins to lose control over their drug use and may even underestimate the amount of drugs they are taking. While the amount of drugs a person takes does not necessarily indicate a problem, it is often an indicator of drug addiction.