According to Ysseldyk (2005), ''Revenge is an intense emotional state requiring relief, based on the perception and motivation that one has been wronged, rather than on rational thought, undifferentiated anger, or retributive justice"
Revenge is usually taken to punish or treat the offender in the same way as he/she treated the offended person. Sometimes, this revenge is toward self as the result of severe guilt and having feelings of rejection/unfair treatment from the significant one and society. Desire to take revenge from either self or others may lead to psychosocial problems.
Revenge is a potent factor for drug abuse problems among both men and women. A woman started taking heroin when her husband got married to other women without informing her. She worked hard to help her husband to grow economically. After being financially established, he got married to another woman without disclosing his first marriage. When she came to know about her husband's second marriage, she could not bear the psychological pain she felt due to her husband's fell in love with another woman. She did not accept her fate and continuously had questions for self (e.g, why did I work hard for him? why did I love him? I do I am at fault). One day, she experimented drugs to punish her self but unfortunately became a heroin addict.
In another example, a 27 years old guy started taking cannabis and alcohol to take revenge from his parents. He reported that his parents did not accept the girl of his choice and his father wanted to treat him as puppet. He reported to be feeling happy to tease his parents.
Having desires to take revenge or treating self and other in the same way after severe offense may clear the road to total destruction. Empirical studies should be carried out to discuss the consequences of revenge motivation, specifically indulgence in drug abuse.