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How Quickly Can I Become Addicted to Drug?

Getting addicted to drugs is not something which one wishes to have. Any person who starts using a drug usually has a simple explanation or excuse is simply experimenting and trying to find out What is it all about. It is tragic that all these people without exception end up as drug addicts, of various levels. This stage is reached depending on several factors in the person’s personal and social life. It also depends on the company he keeps. A person, who is serious about avoidance of all forms of drugs, should in all earnestness shirk the company of anyone who offers him something like cocaine powder, or marijuana, for fun as he puts it.

Starting with experimenting and becoming an addict can take place either in a very short time or over a period of time depending on the mental and willpower of the person concerned, family circumstances, the environment at workplace and the social life he has. If he has a supportive and loving family, the person will not become an addict unless other extraneous factors creep in the situation. The worst case of drug addiction happens to people who want to forget all that happened during the day and float at their imaginary happy level. Such people become total addicts within two to three months of experimentation. It is a matter to be noted addiction happens over a short period only and there are no cases of people getting addicted to any period over a long period of time.

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Family members if properly educated about drug addiction, in general, can see the signs of drug use even in the early stages in the member of the family. A wrong approach like shouting, withdrawal of friends will only aggravate the situation and will harden the resolve to for the drug at all costs. They find ingenious methods to get funds and become an addict in no time.


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Marcel Gemme has been helping people struggling with addiction for over 19 years. He first started as an intake counselor for a drug rehabilitation center in 2000. During his 5 years as an intake counselor, he helped many addicts get the treatment they needed. He also dealt with the families and friends of those people; he saw first-hand how much strain addiction puts on a family and how it can tear relationships apart. With drug and alcohol problems constantly on the rise in the United States and Canada, he decided to use the Internet as a way to educate and help many more people in both those countries. This was 15 years ago. Since then, Marcel has built two of the largest websites in the U.S. and Canada which reach and help millions of people each year. He is an author and a leader in the field of drug and alcohol addiction. His main focus is threefold: education, prevention and rehabilitation. To this day, he still strives to be at the forefront of technology in order to help more and more people.

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