Monday, 2 June 2014

The Reality Behind 'Chasing the Dragon'

Chasing the Dragon, the process of a person pursuing a fleeting drug-induced satisfaction that always moves one step beyond where a person currently sits, provoking the person to take more, and more, and more - but never getting the satisfaction that they once had.

Psychological? Well, psychologically-induced, but afterwards it is in fact a purely-physical procession within the body.

The cause and reaction of the mechanism can potentially apply to any part of a drug's effect, but most likely associates with the latter phase of one - where it might often be referred to as a 'comedown'.

Applying this term to stimulants (cocaine, amphetamines) and narcotics (opioids, opiates), the technical truth of all of these is probably that there exists no 'comedown' effect - but I'd wadger that same suggestion applies to most-all, and even all drugs, regardless of type, and with this being the whole of the explanation for it:

Any comedown-effect a person experiences is caused by a mental-disposition of being nervous, resistant, tense towards their perception that the effect is wearing off, or even just that the experience will be fleeting and insufficient. A tense mindset, particularly while sensitivity-heightened by a psychoactive material, invariably causes vasoconstriction, which reduces the rate at which the effect-molecules are being circulated - and this makes the effect drop-off enact more sharply than is natural, literally by choking it out. The effect is cyclic, and more artificial drop-off provokes more tensity in a person already submit to it, provoking more terse an effect drop-off.

A byproduct of this evidently-dissatisfying experience, is that those encountering it crave more of whatever they're taking in order to compensate, counteract, or to vainly attempt out-running this falling-behind experience.

That's Chasing the Dragon in a nutshell.

The Solution: Stay relaxed/engage relaxation techniques, and no comedown-effect or desperate preservation-craving will induce.

This should be viewed as an addiction-prevention and recovery tool.


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