Which comes first:

Euphoria. a feeling of being content and complete. almost like in a trance that’ll lead to only and only happiness.

Thatt’s what a person feels like under the effect of drugs. You reason and say “they’re teenagers, they want to look cool” that’s why they do drugs. but is that the only reason?

People usually shun the teens down by saying this instead of hearing their reason for doing so. Sometimes we desperately have the need to feel happy and content, but can’t do so.

We’re maybe under a lot of stress and pressure. Or maybe we’ve lost all signs of hope and can no longer go on. Maybe we have this hollow empty void within us that so desperately wants to be filled by something be it anything, that we rely on drugs and alcohol for a feeling of euphoria and joy.

Therefore i feel that mental illness is more of a cause rather than an outcome. but i’m not denying the fact that it’s also an outcome. the usage of drugs and alcohol to a great extent can result in addiction which could alter one’s mind in a completely different way.

Not only that but the intake of medicinal steroids also causes a person mental illnesses such as bipolar disorder, clinical depression, anger issues, etc. thus, also being an outcome of substance usage.

To know more go through these links:

Dual Diagnosis: Substance Abuse and Mental Health


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