An insight on drug addiction.
We need to understand what makes a person a drug addict and why it is so difficult to get out of that phase.
Types of addictions.
It is often believed that willpower can help to a large extent to get rid of drug abuse. Is it enough? Let’s find out.
The cycle of addiction.
Drug addiction is basically an abiding and overtaken disease which controls the brain causing the person to become an addict even after very well knowing the future consequences. It often starts with trying it ‘just for fun’. Repeated intake makes the brain weak and makes it difficult for the person to be able to make sound decisions. Eventually the person cannot control the desire to not consume it.
Reasons for intake of drugs.
This does not mean that drug abuse cannot be treated. There are certain treatments available that can flush out drugs from the body system and help them continue living a normal and healthy lifestyle. The treatment definitely requires a lot of patience and time with a combination of willpower, help from loved ones, proper care and therapy. Every treatment is tailor made according to the condition of the patient.
People before and after drug abuse.
Drug abuse has a deep impact on one’s social life. There comes a stage where the changes in the brain makes the person not bother or care anymore for himself or the people around him. It is the people close to the addict that suffer the most.
Various risk factors after drug consumption.
Whether started at an early age or later, the consumption of drugs eventually leads to addiction. It is more common for a person to start consuming drugs during their early teens since there are so many changes that go on during that stage, mentally and physically. Most of the time the reasons are peer pressure, loneliness or depression that leads to intake of drugs.
We as a society should create maximum awareness and spread information about the consequences of drug abuse. If a person we know is going through the same, the least we can do is morally support and encourage them to fight against it.
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