Drug addiction is a serious problem with serious consequences for the addict and his or her family and friends. Drug use becomes drug abuse when the substance is no longer used recreationally.
3 types of drugs
Roughly, there are three types of drugs:
1. Depressants such as heroin and opium
2. Stimulants such as cocaine and amphetamines
3. Hallucinogens such as LSD and magic mushroomsCannabis (weed, hash, marijuana) has several effects: it is a depressant and a hallucinogen at the same time. Weed is often underestimated. It has powerful effects and may lead to physical and psychological damage.
From recreational use to addiction
It usually takes a while before a drug user realizes that his/her recreational drug use has turned into an addiction. As with other addictions, admitting that you are addicted (e.g. to cocaine) and wanting to overcome this addiction is a major step in the right direction.
Effects of drug abuse
Cannabis can cause permanent brain damage. Cocaine can cause heart and brain disorders such as cardiac arrhythmia, cardiac arrest, heart attack, heart failure, brain hemorrhage, or stroke.
Addicted to drugs
You swear that this is going to be the last time, but sooner or later you give in to drugs again. This is not because you are weak: it’s because you are addicted. SolutionS are regularly contacted by worried partners, parents, or family members. Their sense of helplessness is often heartbreaking. They want to help, but they don’t know-how.
Solutions help you beat addiction
Admitting your addiction takes courage, but you will need even more strength and perseverance to beat it. We advise that you take all the help you can get. SolutionS can give you this help, for example, if you’re hooked on cannabis or coke.