Drugs are chemicals which affect the body and brain. Addiction is a chronic disease characterized by drug seeking and use that is compulsive, or difficult to control, despite harmful consequences. Most people take drugs but again and again taking drugs to lead to brain changes. Some effects of drugs include health consequences that are long-lasting and permanent even after stopping to take them.
Today, around 7 million people are suffering from an illicit drug disorder, and one in four deaths results from illicit drug use. Drugs are taken by people in different ways they take drugs through injection, inhalation, and ingestion. In any manner, if a person takes drugs it effects on the brain. In fact, more deaths, illnesses, and disabilities are associated with drug abuse than any other preventable health condition.
Drug addiction is a complex neurobiological disease that requires integrated treatment of the mind, body, and spirit. It is considered a brain disease because drugs change the brain — they change its structure and how it works. Without treatment, these brain changes can be long-lasting. Addiction is chronic, it is progressive, and if left untreated, it can be fatal.
Individuals struggling with drug addiction often feel as though they cannot function normally without their drug of choice. This can lead to a wide range of issues that impact professional goals, personal relationships, and overall health. Over time, these serious side effects can be progressive, and if left untreated, fatal.
For many people struggling with addiction, the toughest step toward recovery is the very first one: recognizing that you have a problem and deciding to make a change. It’s normal to feel uncertain about whether you’re ready to start recovery, or if you have what it takes to quit. If you’re addicted to a prescription drug, you may be concerned about how you’re going to find an alternate way to treat a medical condition. It’s okay to feel torn. Committing to sobriety involves changing many things, including:
the way you deal with stress
who you allow in your life
what you do in your free time
how you think about yourself
the prescription and over-the-counter medications you take
It’s also normal to feel conflicted about giving up your drug of choice, even when you know it’s causing problems in your life. Recovery requires time, motivation, and support, but by making a commitment to change, you can overcome your addiction and regain control of your life.
Brig H.S.Bhandal .India
CAC KC Group Of Institutions
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