Dreaming and meanings Addiction

Uncover Hidden Dream Meanings

Drugs are all about seduction, the inner pleasures we experience and the emergence between wanting more and the reality of life.

To dream of being addicted to any type of drug implies that you are addicted to something in life or are depending on someone. The problem with drugs in the real world is that it is hard to give up, in the dream world “addiction” is what I call a symbolic dream. It can mean there is something in life that you want more and more of. I’m Flo and I have studied dreams for 20 years, I am here to help you understand what addiction can mean in your dream. I will firstly look at drugs and how they can affect our brain and then move onto the meaning.

The one thing I will say is that this dream is a sign of personal and societal improvement which could be required in your life. If we talk about drugs there’s a whole range of different substances from nicotine, sedatives, heroin, alcohol, morphine, cocaine and marijuana. To see any drugs of abuse during the dream can reflect the fact you are feeling somewhat miserable in waking life.

Drugs can cover things like tobacco, alcohol or cannabis or even harder "class A" drugs. Addiction can appear in many different ways during the dream. From porn, gambling, sex, chocolate, sugar to hardcore drugs. There are many striking resemblances across all these types of dreams which I will decode. I’m lucky I have spent two decades understanding what dreams mean and in this article is a fascinating interpretation so just scroll down to find your dream.

What does it mean to dream of a drug addict?

Various drugs, by nature, release certain chemicals in our brain and alter how we function. Even after one stops taking drugs they can suffer “withdrawal” for many years. Why is this important? Because in dreams the person could represent your addiction to something in waking life, you have to focus on keeping fit and surviving in life.

To see someone gets hooked on drugs in a dream can indicate that you feel you are failing at something. There is a need to turn your life around, especially if you could see a drug house or you bought drugs from a drug dealer in a dream. I have written a detailed overview of what the addiction could mean in your dreams below.

What does it mean to dream of being drugged by somebody else?

Being drugged by somebody in a dream can be quite worrying, sometimes our dreams are considered nightmares, especially if you see someone injecting you with drugs. Broadly speaking, this type of dream indicates that you want to escape a dangerous situation. Often, being drugged in a dream implies that you’re trying to remove yourself from a complex situation in waking life. The dream may be telling you that you have abilities but the way you approach things must change. Also, that you need to express yourself in a better way.

What does it mean to be forced drugs in a dream?

Being drugged in a dream is representative of changes in life. The fact that someone was forcing you to take drugs (injecting you) or spiking your drink indicates that you may need to confront something troubling you in life. Think of drugs rather like a demon that latches onto us in waking life.

Freud believed that some dreams are associated with unacceptable or repressed thoughts. When we sleep the brain is more cognitive and that this results in sometimes feeling cravings. If you have taken drugs they can be memory from the past then it can mean that you feel you are being forced to go back to your old ways. Having a drink spiked in a dream could also indicate a repressed wish.

What does it mean to dream of a friend or relative who is addicted to drugs?

Dreaming that a friend or relative is taking drugs is associated with disappointments - it can also indicate that through adverse conditions you will flourish. This dream can also be associated with many clues to understands our emotions better. Maybe you are worried about a relative or friend in waking life? If you try to stop a friend from doing something or taking drugs then this can indicate a new bright future.

What does it mean to dream of doing drugs?

Taking drugs in a dream is connected to how you are feeling inside. Are you feeling you need someone to look after you? To take drugs at a party can be a reflection of how you are feeling inside about life itself. Feelings sometimes come from dreams, the drugs themselves reflect the importance of how you appear to others. If you see yourself with homeless people or in a drug house this can suggest that you are looking for a sign of peace.

Dreaming of drug dealers connected to your addiction signifies you will go through a period of productivity but the good news is that you will soon be more focused in life. Being addicted to drugs and buying these in waking life indicates a new path that you will take on.

What does it mean to dream of someone overdosing in your dream?

To dream that somebody takes an overdose of heroin or crack cocaine can signify your own surroundings. It can be a suggestion you have talent behind all this there is a fear you are trying to overcome. If you see somebody taking drugs or injecting drugs into themselves during the dream this can represent a repression or a desire to escape waking life. In gypsy dream dictionaries seeing someone overdosing indicates that you are going to have good news in future.

What does it mean to be drugged in a dream?

To see someone being drugged in the dream or a person under the influence of drugs symbolizes your values for fullness, hard work perseverance, and careful dealings. The drugs themselves can represent the changes that we’re going to undertaking real life. To dream of being drugged to the extent that it interfered with or altered your normal movements and/or behavior, it is a warning of active jealousy around you. This is from someone who is not only ready to capitalize on any mistake you might make but might even try to mislead you into making one. Be extra careful of your actions following this dream.

What does it mean to see a drunk in the dream?

If you or anybody else is under the influence of alcohol during the dream, perhaps even being addicted to alcohol represents according to ancient dream books happiness and contentment. From a dream psychology point of view, being addicted to alcohol can indicate the fact that you are trying to search for something in life maybe you haven’t yet found your path.

What is the general meaning of a sex addict in a dream?

This dream implies that you have a "guilty" pleasure. To be addicted to sex during the dream indicates that you are trying to improve your love life by igniting passion within. It clearly shows that might have identified being "addicted" to something in waking life, maybe you feel anxiety and you are trying to hide from someone. To be addicted to someone in a dream shows that you need to make sure that you take full responsibility for your actions. To attend sex parties in a dream, due to a sex addiction can imply that someone is proving to be complex to read. To dream of a love or sex addict indicates that you need a basic rhythm and balance in your life. We sometimes want to be free, but we all have responsibilities.

What does it mean to see a drug addict in your dream?

Addiction in scientific terms has been the subject of research for many years. Drugs affect the brain, from the physical to the mental mind. In dreams, it can reveal that we are focused on a goal and need to watch our progress and impact on others. Obviously, there are different types of drugs some illegal and some not. In the real world, drugs create Demons in our heads by disturbing the chemical makeup of our brain, our systems and bodies need to be more powerful in order to keep us fit and surviving. Seeing a drug addict in a dream is all about your own appetite in life. It can be a reflection of potential “real” addictions such as overeating and gambling.

What is the dream interpretation of being addicted?

Taking certain substances in waking life can lead to altering your dream state and perception. This means that you may feel in a dream due to being high and it is just a distortion of reality. Drugs have long been associated with the occult, and some of occultists such as Aleister Crowley have been known to take drugs to heighten his experiences spiritually. The dream means that it is time to act more positively and stop being negative and reliant on other people to make you feel positive in life.

What do legal drugs in dreams mean?

Drugs used in a dream as a pain relief (like aspirin or painkillers) suggest that you will experience a financial increase in your income. To have an adverse reaction to drugs in your dream means that you need to think more positively about life. To dream of medication given by a doctor means you must form definite and intelligent conclusions concerning the relations between your mind and your body. This will be of value to you, in a number of ways. In the first instance, you will understand the bodily mechanism through which the mind operates, and the knowledge of this mechanism is bound to enlighten you. Secondly, it is worthwhile to know the extent of the mind's influence over the body, because this knowledge is the first step forward.

What does it mean to dream of injecting drugs?

To dream of injecting drugs refers to the development of your own resources, such as powers of observation, imagination, correct judgment, alertness, resourcefulness, application, concentration, and the faculty of taking prompt advantage of opportunities, the study of how you can improve your own life. To dream of powered injected drugs is connected to cupid.

What does it mean to dream of you being addicted to cigarettes?

If you smoke in real life and you dream of having a nicotine or cigarette - then this can indicate your subconscious mind is trying to kick the habit. Dreaming of smoking when you haven't touched a cigarette for years can apply that you are feeling the importance of appearance. It could be a way of showing personality or hiding your imperfection. Generally, smoking in dreams can be connected to an emotional relationship or a position at work.

What does it mean to dream about drugs? Drugs are strange symbols in our dreams.

If you dream of drugs it means you desperately wish to escape reality and try something new, exciting and unknown. Do you feel like you’re wasting your time on nothing lately? However, doing something stupid won’t fulfill you or make you feel greater happiness. To feel alive, you must find what you love, and work hard to become the person you always wanted to be. Drugs are also a symbol of weakness. You feel helpless and powerless. But you’re not. Gather strength and fight. Overdosing on drugs in your dreams suggests that you don’t know your limits in waking life.

What does it mean to dream of smoking when you don't smoke?

To dream of smoking when you don’t smoke in your waking life means your subconscious mind is telling you to stop an addiction that’s ruining your life. Maybe you’re overeating or drinking too much alcohol. Are you in a toxic relationship and feel addicted to the person who’s not paying you enough attention? If yes, maybe you’re dream is trying to warn you to stay away and find someone who won’t take you for granted. Cut off everything that’s making you feel miserable and unhappy.

What do older dream dictionaries state on addiction in dreams?

To dream that you are drugged and unconscious indicates that someone is trying to prevent a promotion. If you dream you are stoned, someone will try to harm you emotionally. To dream you take drugs means you have lost control of life, but you can count on the people close to you to help you out. If in your dream you smoke drugs it indicates that you have a lot to accomplish, and it would be good if you can come back down to earth.

Feelings that you may have encountered during a dream of Addict/Addiction

Worried. Confused. Sickish. Dizzy. Content. Pleasant. Cool. Relaxed. Tired. Worked-out.

Please note

A user wrote into me with a complaint that I used the term junkie in this article. Unfortunately, I did use this interchangeably in this article and did not realize it was hugely offensive. People who have taken drugs (10% of the population as he pointed out) should not be called such pejorative terms. Drugs have no class or social barriers. The suffering is not a choice but we must know that taking drugs is a choice. Language is a powerful thing and for that, I have amended this article by removing this term accordingly.

By Florance Saul
Oct 4, 2012