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Drug Addiction treatment

Characterized by intense craving and compulsive use of a specific drug, despite the negative and detrimental effects it can cause on the body. It is a brain disease in which the drug alters the normal regulating function of the brain. It affects the entire body, resulting in destructive physical changes, and declines in cognition, motivation, and behavioral control.
The brain controls the secretion of many chemicals that are important for body growth and emotional development; too much or too little of these substances can have severe effects on the body. Drugs can increase the blood chemicals by two ways: 1. the body receives the chemicals directly from the drug, 2. the drug stimulates the brain's emotion center to increase the release of the chemicals. Pee View more...
Prescription drugs, such as narcotics to relieve pain, benzodiazepines to relieve anxiety or insomnia, or barbiturates to relieve nervousness or irritation, should be taken at a safe dose with doctor's instructions. Parents should provide a good example for their children, create a strong relationship with them, listen to their problems, and explain to them the danger of addictive drugs. To preven View more...
Common Symptoms
Drug tolerance: drug users need the higher doses to achieve the same effect that they had previously. Drug withdrawal: the addicts suffer discomfort if they stop using the drugs, which can lead to vomiting, nausea, depression, and anxiety. The addicts neglect their responsibilities, and withdraw from social relationships. They get irritable easily, become defensive to hide their drug habit, or bec View more...
Rare Symptoms
Drug inhalation can lead to sinus infection and nose bleeding, smoking can cause chronic bronchitis and coughing. Methamphetamine can cause dental problems.
Traditional Treatment
Treatment centers help patients combat withdrawal symptoms, and also offer individual, group and family counseling. The best treatments should combine behavioral therapy and available medications - for example, antidepressants, anti-anxiety medications, mood stabilizers, and antipsychotic medications.
Alternative Treatment
The patient can get support from peer groups through online or in-person meetings. They can discuss issues during the recovery and motivate their peers to stay away from drugs.
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