The Start of Addiction
This is how most people assume addiction starts: when you’re upset and you feel lost, it is very enticing to try out a new remedy that you have heard works for other people. Everything seems to be going wrong but taking the drug seems like a way out.
This is not how addiction begins. As a first-time user does not know what to expect of a drug, they will not take it to feel good as a coping mechanism for the pressures of life.
In most cases, first-time use happens without any preplanning. One of the biggest triggers for spontaneous drug abuse is a party. For instance, you may go to a party expecting to find alcohol but see somebody with a bag of white powder.
Even if you have never seen cocaine before, you see everyone else trying it. All your friends are doing it and you figure you also have to do the same.
One person takes the white substance and starts laying out lines on the counter. Another picks up a rolled dollar bill and starts snorting the stuff. Your friend does the same and hands the bill over to you.