Are you addicted to drugs?

Drug Abuse, Drug Misuse, Withdrawal, Addiction, Physical Dependency  and Psychological Dependency.

Addiction-

Addiction is a chronic, but treatable, brain distorter. People who are addicted cannot control their need for alcohol or other drugs, even in the face of negative health, social or legal  consequences. People who are addicted usually can't stop their problem behavior, even though it may ruin their health, destroy their relationships with family and friends, wipe out their savings, and cause the loss of a job and other problems.

Drug misuse-

All sorts of drugs can be misused, including illegal drugs, prescription medicines and other medicines that can be bought off the supermarket shelf. People who misuse drugs often have a range of health and social problems, which may be the reason they misused the drug or may be a consequence of their addiction. Drug misuse can affect peoples relationships and have an impact on their family, friends and the wider community.

Drug abuse-

Many kids belive medications are safer to abuse than illegal drugs- but abusing prescription drugs can lead to addicton, overdose and even death. 2,500 teens began abusing prescription drugs each day. 60% of teens who have abused prescription painkillers did so before the age of 15. 70% of people 12 and older who abuse prescription drugs say that they get them from a friend or relative.

Withdrawal-

Withdrawal is a group of symptoms that occour in the decrease and intake of medications or recreational drugs. To expierience the symptoms of withdrawal, you first must develope a mental or physical dependence. During withdrawal, generally a person will start to feel worse and worse, then the symptoms will hit a plateau and dissipate.

Physical Dependency-

Physical Dependency is the state resulting from chronic use of a drug that produced tolerance and where negative physical symptoms of withdrawal abrubt discontinuation or dosage reduction. It can develop from low dose theripudic use of certain medications. The higher dose used, the greater the duration of use.

Physiological Dependency-

Physiological Dependency is practically addiction to a drug. A person becomes satisfied more with each use. There are many withdrawal symptoms such as headache, poor judgment, trembling hands and loss of attention span & focus.

Definitions:
  • Drug Misuse- Taking to much or not enough of an illegal drug.
  • Drug Abuse- The habitual (habit) taking of an addictive or illegal drug.
  • Addiction- The fact or condition of being addicted to a particular substance, thing, or activity.
  • Withdrawal- The ending of drug taking.
  • Physical Dependency- Substance dependence in which there is evidence of tolerance, withdrawal or both.
  • Psychological Dependency- A state of relying on the aid of something.

Here are some links to websites you can use to help you with your drug addiction-

www.rehabilitation-center.org



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