Cocaine & Drug Addiction

The consequences of a drug addiction

Abuse and dependence on drugs have negative consequences for people, their families and society as a whole. There are several reasons why people use drugs, but most often it starts with experimental and recreational use.

Substance dependence or substance use disorder are other names for drug addiction. These terms indicate the repeated use of drugs despite negative effects on mental and physical health. Drug addiction is a complex, progressive and chronic brain disease that often cannot be overcome with willpower.

Drug addiction occurs in all walks of life. The consequences of this are often unrecognizable for a long time. The person who suffers from addiction usually experiences feelings of shame and guilt. People who suffer from addiction often try to keep it a secret for as long as possible or deny the problems – often also to themselves.