Victims of Bullying and Methadone Abuse

Victims of Bullying and Methadone AbuseThe effects of bullying can outlast individuals’ youth and continue to haunt them well into adulthood. Bullying can hinder individuals’ abilities, weaken their self-confidence, and cause them to feel worthless and unappreciated. These feelings can cause individuals to look for coping mechanisms, such as drug use, to help them forget about the trauma.

Bullying Leading to Substance Abuse

Bullying has been around for decades. Despite efforts to end bullying, it continues to be a very real problem. The following are some examples of how bullying can lead to substance abuse:

  • Physical pain
  • Psychological pain
  • Feelings of worthlessness

Bullying can be both physical and emotional. Bullying can be compared to an abusive relationship, where the individual abuses a spouse or significant other both physically and mentally. This can cause a tremendous amount of pain and can cause an individual to look for an escape, such as drug use. Drug use can help individuals ease the pain and help them forget about their abuser. With bullying comes an intense feeling of worthlessness. For example, the individual may begin to feel as though the bully is correct in what he or she says and may give up all hope of ever accomplishing goals and dreams.

Side Effects of Methadone Use

Each user of methadone will experience different side effects in different strengths and intensity. The following are some examples of the side effects of methadone use:

  • Unusual sleeping patterns
  • Lack of appetite
  • Mood swings

Methadone, like other opiates, often causes drowsiness, weakness, nausea, vomiting, and constipation. The individual may also find it difficult to sleep and may start to experience an unusual sleep pattern. In addition, the user may begin to experience headaches, lack of appetite, and mood swings.

Methadone Addiction Treatment

If you or someone you know is addicted to methadone, please call our toll-free helpline today. Our counselors are available 24 hours a day to answer all of your addiction and treatment questions and can assist you in finding the best treatment available. Start living the life you deserve; call us today.