Many people have never experienced addiction of any sort. For these people it can be very hard to understand and grasp the logic behind drug abuse. With drug use getting more and more prevalent in America, it’s now common for people to dig deeper and look for the reasons why people use drugs and alcohol.
The fate of an addict or alcoholic is not something you’d wish on a complete stranger – much less someone you know and care about. When it is a close friend or family member, the emotional pain you feel can be close to unbearable. You know this person must get to treatment, but how do you help convince them?
Withdrawal is a painful process that happens after someone stops taking a mind-altering substance, but why exactly is it so miserable? Withdrawal of any kind of substance can be harrowing and exhausting. Some of the most dramatic symptoms include nausea, sweating, shaking and even hallucination. So what’s going on with withdrawal symptoms? Why does withdrawal wreak such havoc on the body?