Many people associate parties with some form of anxiety release such as alcohol and/or other miscellaneous drugs. Individuals at parties where opiates are being used may be curious about opiates and try them to experience the euphoric high. While possibly fun in the moment, this type of casual use could be the start of a dangerous and powerful opiate addiction.
Why Are Opiates Used at Parties?
Parties are often a time for people to relax and enjoy themselves. Included in the following are some of the effects of opiates that make them desirable to use at parties:
- Pain suppression
- Anxiety reduction
When opiates are taken in large amounts they produce a euphoric feeling that hooks users into chasing the initial high. Opiates are also used as pain suppressors and anxiety reducers. Some individuals who suffer from anxiety while in social environments may use opiates to help ease their anxiety while attending a party.
How to Prevent Drug Use at Parties
Although you may not be able to prevent drug use in every situation, the following suggestions may help you avoid being triggered to use:
- Only go to parties where you personally know the host
- If you are hosting the party, make sure you invite a limited amount of people
- If you are at a party and witness drug use, leave
Limiting the parties you go to, will help reduce the amount of chances you have to relapse and use. Only going to parties where you personally know the host, will help you have a better experience and a more comfortable atmosphere. If you are hosting the party, make sure all guests know that any drug use will not be tolerated. Limiting the amount of people to your party will also limit the chances for drug use. If you are at a party and notice drug use, remove your elf from the environment.
Opiate Addiction Treatment
If you or a loved one is struggling with an addiction to opiates, please call our toll-free helpline today. Our counselors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to answer your addiction questions and help ensure you find the best treatment available. You have nothing to lose but everything to gain, so call us today.