No one starts doing drugs with the intent to become so addicted that they lose everything and ruin their life. Drug abuse starts for a variety of reasons, and prevention campaigns can help address those reasons and encourage people to make the decision not to start doing drugs in the first place. If you or a loved one are addicted in the New York area, we offer drug treatment in Long Island and out-of-state.


A growing number of people today use drugs to make themselves feel better. People self-medicate with substances that numb their thinking so they can’t be haunted by negative memories, thoughts or emotions. Others abuse drugs to take physical pain away. Still others use drugs as a reward for hardships or a long day at work. Drugs like prescription painkillers, tranquilizers and even marijuana are often used by individuals to meet an emotional or physical need.

Fitting in with the Crowd

Other people get hooked on drugs when they decide to experiment with them to follow the crowd or to do something fun. These individuals mistakenly think that by taking part in drug abuse once or twice, they will be more liked by friends. They also believe that they can stop doing drugs anytime they want.

Prescription Drug Addiction

Other groups of people simply fall into drug addiction. These are the people that take medications prescribed by a doctor following a surgery, injury or illness. These individuals may even take their pills as directed, but over time they too can become addicted.

No matter what the case, drug addiction controls and devastates lives. Anyone who ingests, sniffs, smokes, or injects drugs can become addicted to them. Sometimes this happens even after just one use.

Drugs must be treated with respect, because they can quickly lead to a lifetime of addiction. There is still hope for those with an addiction to drugs, but the road to recovery is often long and difficult. We need to work to educate more people about the dangers of drug addiction, in order to keep more people from getting caught up with this problem.

Author's Bio: 

Long Island Interventions offers intervention services, sober companionship, and sober coaching. We operate an addiction resource center with placement for drug rehab in Suffolk County NY, Nassau County NY, and out-of-state. If you're looking for a certified interventionist, we can help you.