Are there reasons other than physical addiction why people keep taking drugs?
Some people keep taking drugs because they become addicted to them. They want more—in fact, they feel like they need more. Eventually, trying to get drugs becomes the most important thing in their lives—using up their time, money, and energy, and hurting people they’re close to.
However, those people who don’t become addicted to drugs may continue to use drugs for the same reasons they started, including feeling bored or wanting to fit in with a particular group, even though drugs aren’t helping them. But whatever the reason, these people need to find healthy and constructive ways to be happy without drugs. They can do this by finding friends who share similar interests, finding healthy activities that make them happy, talking with people about their concerns, and finding friends who enjoy their company when they are not altered by drugs and alcohol.