What is the psychology of a drug addict?

Someone told me that drug addicts have strong convincing power and it’s not easy for a normal, ordinary person to find the truth from them. I didn’t understood what he meant. I’ll like to know how they are.
Thanks in advance.

I’m a little bit of a drug addict. I don’t often say "addict" in reference to me, because I’ve seen people who are infinitely more addicted than I am, though. I usually say "fiend", or something.
I’m sober at the moment though, so.

Basically, it’s true that deception eventually comes fairly easy for some, because it’s something you either have to do or deem important to do, in order to continue doing drugs or to avoid hurting people, etc. It’s NOT true that every drug user is some malicious little psychopath for the rest of their lives after they do drugs. It is true, though, that you’ll probably get lied to regarding their sobriety a lot, if you press the issue. That’s not necessarily to hurt you, and often in some attempt to help you, no matter how irrational that may seem. You do have to consider that their logic skills and empathy is a bit influenced, so sometimes something they do may seem to be done with one intention to you, but may be done with a completely different intention.

For some more hardcore addicts, even if they aren’t actually malicious in intent, it may seem more reasonable to act maliciously or selfishly in order to get drugs/continue doing them, because drugs hindering your thinking + addiction making you feel like your life and everything that matters in the world depends on securing a dose, doesn’t make a good combination sometimes.

So basically, they may have more perceived reasons to lie; their intentions may not be obvious, logical, or easy to interpret at all; and they may have seriously altered priorities.

3 Responses to “What is the psychology of a drug addict?”

  • Willo' the wisp says:

    you can NEVER trust the word of an addict. they ALL lie, cheat and steal to feed their habit and don’t care what relationships get ruined or damaged in the process. they can look their own mother straight in the eye and tell blatant lies with the utmost conviction.
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  • Adam says:

    I’m a little bit of a drug addict. I don’t often say "addict" in reference to me, because I’ve seen people who are infinitely more addicted than I am, though. I usually say "fiend", or something.
    I’m sober at the moment though, so.

    Basically, it’s true that deception eventually comes fairly easy for some, because it’s something you either have to do or deem important to do, in order to continue doing drugs or to avoid hurting people, etc. It’s NOT true that every drug user is some malicious little psychopath for the rest of their lives after they do drugs. It is true, though, that you’ll probably get lied to regarding their sobriety a lot, if you press the issue. That’s not necessarily to hurt you, and often in some attempt to help you, no matter how irrational that may seem. You do have to consider that their logic skills and empathy is a bit influenced, so sometimes something they do may seem to be done with one intention to you, but may be done with a completely different intention.

    For some more hardcore addicts, even if they aren’t actually malicious in intent, it may seem more reasonable to act maliciously or selfishly in order to get drugs/continue doing them, because drugs hindering your thinking + addiction making you feel like your life and everything that matters in the world depends on securing a dose, doesn’t make a good combination sometimes.

    So basically, they may have more perceived reasons to lie; their intentions may not be obvious, logical, or easy to interpret at all; and they may have seriously altered priorities.
    References :

  • Mars Mission says:

    Tolerance, addiction & dependence.

    Best Wishes.

    Mars Mission Soon In A Galaxy Near Yours..

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    Studies..
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