Chemical dependency and drug abuse can be explained by many kinds of theories. Biological theories clarify one’s vulnerability to chemical dependency and drug abuse while psychosocial theories center on the reinforcement of the environment and the beliefs that supports drug abuse and chemical dependency.
Biological theories have been classified into three types. One, various theories attribute it to one’s genetic makeup. Second, group of individuals who turn out to be chemical dependent and drug abusers can have varied physiological reactions to drugs and chemicals than those who do not become abusive or dependent. Third, there are group of theorists that argue that chemical dependency and drug abuse represents an underlying biological depression.
Psychosocial theories include behavioral and cognitive theories. Psychosocial theories explain that the use of illegal and dangerous chemicals especially among the youth has been modeled from their parents or other important persons in their culture. Numerous studies has revealed that children who has parents who use drugs are more likely to take drugs as compared to children who has parents who were never connected with drug use. These kinds of children believe that drug use is an acceptable behavior that is why they are more likely to engage in it. The cognitive theories of chemical dependency and drug abuse focus on the expectation of people on the effects of drugs and chemicals. They also accept as true of its appropriateness as a way of stirring upcertain effects.
In chemical dependency and drug abuse, gender differences are also present. Most of these gender differences tend to center on the differences in the reinforcements and punishments for chemical dependency and drug abuse between men and women and their resulting attitudes toward the use. In most societies, chemical dependence and drug abuse although illegal is much more tolerable in men than in women. There are powerful people who become a model for a thinking that to become dependent with chemicals and abusing drugs are part of being masculine. On an interesting note, the increased acceptance from the society of women who uses drugs and is chemical dependent has increased the rate of chemical dependence and drug abuse among women. Once a woman becomes chemical dependent and starts abusing drugs, the pattern of belief and use is different as compared to men. Men are likely to begin the use of chemicals and illegal drugs as a manner to party with their male friends. On the other hand, women are most of the time initiated by some members of the family, partners, or lovers.
Every one should be cautious in deciding whether to involve his or her self in chemical dependency or drug abuse because it creates a drastic change in the behavior that is most of the time very destructive. These negative changes in the behavior includes impairment of motor coordination, rising of anxiety, the slowing of one’s sensations, impaired judgment, paranoia, and changes in one’s sociability. However, its negative effects don’t just lie in behavioral changes. It also gives off an effect that is physically harmful. These damaging effects include eyes turning red, rapid heartbeat, getting drowsy or much worse like getting into a coma, and having problems with your memory and attention.
Since most of its effects it carries are very harmful to anyone who gets himself engage with chemical dependency and drug abuse, one should think hard before trying it. Try calling for help when thinking hard still won’t do anything. Do not be part of the sorry statistics.
Chemical dependency and drug abuse are part of the statistics that has created a destruction in our societal lives.