Addiction can be triggered by many factors. It can be triggered by emotional loss, physical illness, or financial loss. Financial loss has been linked to many tragic occurrences in the lives of people. It has been linked to depression, divorce, and even suicide. Often, it can be linked to a descent in to drug addiction, including the abuse of amphetamines.
Job Loss and Amphetamine Addiction
The loss of a job can lead a person who normally may not use drugs to experiment and possibly become addicted to drugs like amphetamines. The inability to provide for oneself and one’s family can lead to a loss of self-confidence as well as a loss of self-worth. Using amphetamines may seem like an easy way to feel good again in the midst of unemployment and financial hardship.
The feelings of worthlessness and self-loathing are increased when an individual is unable to provide for a spouse and children. This self-doubt can push people to self-medicate with substance abuse and become addicted to amphetamines and other drugs that can offer the illusion of solace.
Cost of Amphetamine Addiction
In a study conducted by Southeast Missouri State University, the cost of addiction to drugs is detailed. The true cost of addiction goes beyond just the money an addict pays for drugs, although that cost can be substantial. The true cost of addiction also includes engaging in risky behavior that can lead to the loss of a job or a lengthy and costly hospital stay. Also, employers require a full disclosure of any crimes committed and this can hurt addicts’ job prospects. Furthermore, legal fees resulting from drug charges can be costly.
Stress and Drug Abuse
The danger of drug abuse in conjunction with a major financial loss such as unemployment, wage garnishment, poor investing, or another unforeseen loss, is that the drug affects the regions of the brain related to pleasure and receptors that enhance good feelings.
The user experimenting with or abusing drugs finds an escape from the stresses of financial concerns. When abusing amphetamines, users no longer have to feel the weight of their fiscal responsibilities. The main concern is how to repeat the high that elicits the pleasurable experience.
Drug Abuse Help
If you or someone you know is dealing with an addiction to amphetamines, there is help available. Please call our toll-free helpline to speak with an admissions coordinator that can assist you in finding the treatment you need to live a healthy and productive life. Our lines are open 24 hours a day; please call now.