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. Continue reading