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How Drugs Dull Sensations and Emotions for the User

teenage girl dulled by alcohol and drugsAn individual who has turned to drug use often has done so because of a problem in their life.  It could be an accident or surgical operation that causes physical pain or inactivity, or it could be a family upset, financial difficulty or job loss that cause an individual to feel stressed, anxious, depressed or otherwise upset.  Either way, drugs seem to be an easy way for the individual to dull unwanted sensations or emotions.  The failing in using drugs to address these situations is that the drugs don’t actually solve the problem, and drugs aren’t choosy about which sensations or emotions they dull, and simply blanket all sensations and emotions, including desirable ones.

The effects drugs have on an individual’s sensations and emotions is detailed in “The Truth About Becoming Addicted”, a booklet recently released by Narconon Arrowhead.  As detailed in the book, the chemical toxins in drugs affect the individual’s brain and nervous system, blocking communication between the brain and the body and shutting off the perception of sensations.  Some of the key senses that can be dulled by drug use include the sense of smell, the sense of taste, the sense of touch and the sense of sound.  An individual who is feeling depressed or anxious may feel temporarily relieved of these emotions while experiencing a drug high, but is met with the same depression and anxiety when they come down off the drug high.  Furthermore, the emotions of happiness, joy and excitement can be dulled by constant drug use and leave the individual with an inability to feel these emotions in situations that warrant them.  Drug use can even dull sexual feelings.

Over time, drug use can make the individual unable to experience any sensation or emotion.  Addicted individuals often feel less alive, and usually act like they don’t care about life or people around them.  Continued drug use can make them withdraw into themselves, and they are less aware of what is going on around them, apparently depressed and unemotional in any situation.  They are more likely to have accidents and be slow to think or act in dangerous situations.  What may be most alarming is that the individual is usually unaware of these changes in himself, and will argue with those who try to point out how drug use has affected him.

Treatment from the Effects of Drugs

Narconon – meaning “Narcotics-None” – is a holistic drug and alcohol rehabilitation treatment facility.  The Narconon Arrowhead program is based on the drug rehabilitation research developed by humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard, and works to not only address the physical effects of drug use, but also to help the individual address and resolve the causes for their drug use and gain the life skills they need to move forward into a drug-free, productive future. Independent research has proven that the Narconon drug and alcohol rehabilitation program is one of the most successful in the world, with over seventy percent of program graduates maintaining sobriety.

An individual who is suffering from drug addiction is not only living with dulled sensations and emotions, but still has not resolved the problem behind their initial drug use.  Without resolving this problem, the individual is likely to continue to live within the tiny limits created by addiction and compounded with the effects of drugs it can seem impossible to quit. However, there is a solution to this and it’s through effective treatment. For more information about addiction and what you can do to resolve it, contact us through this site and request your free copy of “The Truth About Becoming Addicted”.

Sources:

https://www.causes.com/causes/569035-parents-against-drugs/updates/470795-drugs-dull-all-your-senses

http://www.newsday.com/business/press-releases/narconon-arrowhead-releases-illustrated-series-on-addiction-booklet-1.6525382