Recreational use itself of any drug may not lead someone to damage his life or those around him, but all addiction begins with seemingly innocent occasional use.

Yet, it is not only the user who becomes an addict –approximately 10% for marijuana and 20% for cocaine and heroin – who can destroy lives. Roughly, 30% of those who experiment with drugs go on to become regular users without being formally labeled as addicts.

Such users can hardly be said to be living productive or fulfilling lives. The drug problem then begins to look a lot different when we acknowledge that addicts and regular users combined comprise nearly 50% of those who have tried drugs. However, simply arresting and locking them up doesn’t seem to cure their addiction or deter the use by others.

Understand The Origins of Modern Drug Use

Posted by Anaïs Faure