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How Many Times can I use a Drug before I am Addicted?

As you are likely already very much aware, everyone is different. The way our bodies react to substances varies from person to person. We also have both psychological reactions and physical reactions. For instance, your body may not have a strong chemical reaction to alcohol, so you may not form a chemical addiction quickly. However, you may find yourself psychologically addicted to drinking. In essence, you may crave the release of the inhibitions, the social aspects, or the excitement that comes with a night out on the town. Both types of addiction are dangerous, and both must be addressed. Each has its own ramifications and concerns.

Both psychological and physical addictions can occur after just one use of any substance. Research shows some substances, such as heroin, can be more chemically addictive than others. Studies conclude that some people are more susceptible than others, as well. This means you may have a more addictive personality in that you are more likely to be psychologically addicted to a substance than another individual. This doesn’t say you are weak or that there is anything wrong. It is the way you are wired, but it is essential to understand this about yourself and take the necessary precautions. If you know you are more likely to become addicted, you must take a higher level of care to avoid putting yourself. Consider your inclination toward addiction and give thought to how high risk you may be. Also, consider the magnitude of the consequences of potential actions.

You can’t be sure how much of a substance will create an addiction, physical or psychological. Addiction can appear out of nowhere, and it spares no mercy. Drug and alcohol abuse destroys families and lives. Don’t jeopardize your life or the lives of those you love. If you or a loved one is struggling with addiction, you don’t have to do it alone. Call Villa Tranquil at 866-697-7573 to start working towards sobriety and freedom from addiction. Villa Tranquil is a recovery facility designed for women from 18-65 and provides a variety of recovery services to support your sobriety and to help you develop the life skills you need to beat addiction once and for all. The road to recovery is not an easy path, but it is worth the effort.