So the first time(s) you use cocaine, you get a high that's incredible. The second time, this effect is about 100 times stronger than usual, so 10 times less strong than the first time.
Then you want to go back to that first unbelievable fantastic time, and take more. You may get at 200, but the more often you take it, the less the effect, and the stronger the craving for it. This is more or less how (this) addiction works.
The numbers I use here may be different, but it shows more or less how it works. Well as far as I understood it from the book Why Zebras don't get Ulcers which is about stress and all its side effects.
Just like ice cream :D
I'm still affected by the first time I tasted B&Js, chasing the chunky monkey :(
Diminishing returns from other drugs (MDMA for example) tend to prompt users to take a break for a while, so they can get the magic back later.
In his words: "Cocaine is not addictive. But in the morning you feel like shit and the only thing that helps is more cocaine."
> Then you want to go back to that first unbelievable fantastic time, and take more. You may get at 200, but the more often you take it, the less the effect, and the stronger the craving for it. This is more or less how (this) addiction works.
Isn't this a common sense regarding drugs in general? I mean, this sentiment is repeated constantly through the fictional depiction of drugs and through the media.
The first time I ever got stoned was the most effective.
But people using heroin develop a tolerance, and tolerance is part of the definition of a dependance.
I don't do drugs but I don't have "normal highs" either, except once, 20 years ago ... Sometimes I wonder if I'm normal.
It could be symptom of a range of disorders both mild and serious.