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There are many reasons why people turn to drugs and many reasons why they choose to get help Some people choose to use drugs because of pressure from family Others feel peer pressure from friends Some people simply want to experiment There are also some that want to get away from a painful reality Parents and other family members do not realize the damage they can do and how they can effect their relatives Family has the power to make people feel the need for drugs I recently had a friend return to a detoxification program for heroin addiction She was addicted to heroin for years but went to rehabilitation and was clean for over ten months Her family had been pressing her and felt she was still using drugs even though she was clean Due to the pressure from her parents she used heroin again about a week ago for the first time in months She did not want to do it but she did For the following week she had to continue using just to survive or else she would go through withdrawal and it was horrible She is now in detoxification for a week and plans to stay clean She knows she messed up by using that one last time but she felt she needed it and that is why she is getting help Pressure from ones peers can cause a person to use drugs If a teenager is at a party and there is marijuana around they may feel they need to smoke the marijuana to be accepted If everyone at the party is smoking the teen may think he or she will be criticized or ridiculed if they do not smoke with the other attendants of the party There are times in ones life where they are in an experimental phase Many times this comes around the time of adolescence Adolescents may feel the need to try all kinds
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