Why do people keep using drugs?
Many people start using substances to feel good, to feel better, to do better, or out of curiosity. However, as a SUD develops and progresses, it affects brain function, and a person’s ability to control their use diminishes. What was once a decision to use turns into a compulsion. This is why engaging with treatment as soon as possible is so important. “This impairment in self-control is the hallmark of addiction” according to NIDA.