Q: If someone tried a drug once will they get addicted?

A: Yes, this is possible! Trying a drug even once could lead to addiction. Addiction can be a result of psychological or physical dependence. Psychological dependence is when a user starts craving and taking the drug in order to feel good or to avoid feeling bad. Whilst physical dependence occurs when an individual repeatedly takes drugs to avoid withdrawal symptoms. These two types of dependence vary in accordance with the drug used, individual differences and the environment in which the drug is taken.