What are the physical signs of abuse or addiction?
The physical signs of abuse or addiction can vary depending on the person and the drug being abused.
For example, someone who abuses marijuana may have a chronic cough or worsening of asthmatic symptoms.
Each drug has short-term and long-term physical effects. Stimulants like cocaine increase heart rate and blood pressure,
whereas opioids like heroin may slow the heart rate and reduce respiration.
How quickly can I become addicted to a drug?
There is no easy answer to this common question. If and how quickly you become addicted to a drug depends on many factors, including your biology (your genes, for example), age, gender
, environment, and interactions among these factors.
Vast differences characterize individual sensitivity to various drugs and to addiction vulnerability.
While one person may use a drug one or many times and suffer no ill effects, another person may overdose with first use, or become addicted after a few uses. There is no way of knowing in advance how quickly you will become addicted—but there are some clues, one important one being whether you have a family history of addiction.
What is drug addiction?
Drug addiction is a complex, and often chronic, brain disease. It is characterized by drug craving, seeking,
and use that can persist even in the face of devastating life consequences.
Addiction results largely from brain changes that stem from prolonged drug use—changes that involve multiple brain circuits,
including those responsible for governing self-control and other behaviors.
Drug addiction is treatable, often with medications (for some addictions) combined with behavioral therapies.
However, relapse is common and can happen even after long periods of abstinence, underscoring the need for long-term support and care.
Relapse does not signify treatment failure, but rather should prompt treatment re-engagement or modification.
Are there effective treatments for drug addiction?
Drug addiction can be effectively treated with behavioral therapies and, for addiction to some drugs such as heroin, nicotine, or alcohol, medications.
Treatment will vary for each person depending on the type of drug(s) being used. Multiple courses of treatment may be needed to achieve success.
Where can I find information about drug treatment programs?
For referrals to treatment programs, call 98110 08857, 99900 00574, or visit the A- 92, Sector-108, Noida, Uttar Pradesh, 201304, firstname.lastname@example.org