Addiction is a complex situation and shows itself with compulsory abusing of different drugs although the addicted person is aware of destructive consequences of abusing them. People who are addicted to each type of drug are always focusing on the drug they abuse and are addicted to that, such substance can be alcohol or drug or maybe it’s unbelievable for you but it can also be chemical products like soap. The intensity of such desire is so that it can shade on whole the life aspects of addicted one. These people still continue their abusing although they know the consequences of that (both mental and behavioral consequences in their future life). However, nowadays there are effective treatment for these drug addicted individuals to be free from addiction and return to a healthy successful life. Yes, such a productive, healthy and successful life is at reach.
People may be addicted to different type of drugs like:
- medicines for anxiety such as tranquilizers
- pain killers
people who have disorders in their substance abusing, are suffering from mental and thinking disorders. changes occurred in their brain performance causes a sharp tendency to abuse drugs and it’s so hard for them to withdraw substances and drug abusing at once. A study has been conducted about this problem and according to the images captured from an addicted person brain, it showed changes in different parts of brain which are related to different functions like judgement, decision making, learning, memory and behavioral control. Pictures captured from a healthy person’s brain didn’t show any changes mentioned above.
These addictive substances can change the brain functions a lot and these changes will last for a long time after the first time that one abuses the drug – the same intoxication or the feeling of high pleasure and enjoyment after the first abusing of drug. Intoxication is an intense pleasure or high awareness resulted from drug abusing and take in mind that each drug has its own different specification.
Individual tolerance changes during the time and each time he/she needs more amount of substance to achieve the needed intoxication or pleasure and this is the starting point of addiction. Each time the abused amount increases and each time the degree of addiction and abusing is higher than before. The addicted one is in need of the pleasure and condition which is created in him/her and he /she is really addicted to this or these feeling and consequently addiction is seen in them.
National institution of drug abusing, has declared in its studies that people abuse drugs for different reasons. The most common reasons are:
- to feel good – pleasure feeling
- to feel better – relieving stress
- to do better – better performance
- curiosity and peer pressure
people who are dealing with these behavioral disorders, can cease these habits even though they want to do it. They have problems and can withdraw these drugs and substances easily. Addiction have had its different effect on their healthiness, well and decision making power. Addiction is a complex that has influenced on their family members and these effects are vividly seen in their personal and professional life. Premature death plus different kinds of disease are seen in addicted individuals. Symptoms of disorders resulted from drug abusing are categorized into four items:
- defected control system: intensified tendency and desire toward abusing drugs and substances that results in failure in decreasing the abuse amount.
- Social problems: the fail in completing their workplace task or school homework and cease being at public and enjoying there among people.
- Abusing in risky situations: sometimes the addicted one abuses its drug or any substance in a crowd and risky situation.
- Substance effects: Tolerance (each time, one abuses more amount of drugs to achieve the needed intoxication). Each drug has its own separate and different intoxication.
There are lots of people who suffer from both mental disease and addiction. Mental disease may be resulted from addiction but sometime addiction may result in mental disease. However, addiction is just like other chronic disease and it is not an untreatable disease. Nowadays there are different kind of treatments available for addiction and the person who is addicted to each type of drugs can be treated and cleaned up from that drug. Be aware that the treatment depends on different components like type of drug, age of person, the amount of abusing and the degree of addiction.