Do you wish that you could stop using a substance, but can’t? Do you feel physical withdrawal symptoms when you try to stop? Do you obsess over how you’re going to get more? You are (most) probably undergoing addiction.
Drug addiction is a medical disorder, and sufferers should seek professional help, which may include a medical detox and psychotherapeutic treatment.
Drug addiction has two components, physical dependence and psychological dependence. The substances involved can range from heroin to marijuana to prescription drugs. Like most other addictions, people become overly obsessed with it for many reasons. However, in order to recover, a treatment process has to be undergone to address the specific obstacles that keep you from sobriety.
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Substance abuse produces noticeable symptoms, which may either be physical or behavioral in nature, but could also be a combination of both.
After you start using a drug, your body develops tolerance to it, causing you to need increased doses to achieve the same effect all of the time. Increasing doses due to tolerance are very dangerous, because it often leads to overdosing. Long-term drug abuse also disrupt brain and organ functions and that different substances produce different signs.
Drug abusers often exhibit changes in appearance, such as:
As a person becomes dependent on a drug, their behavior and mental processes suffer. The following changes in behavior may indicate a drug problem:
Recognizing the physical and behavioral signs of drug addiction is essential to stopping it. More often than not, you will need outside help to break free from addiction. Just always be motivated by the fact that accepting the situation and seeking for professional help is the first step towards sobriety. Detox of South Florida is committed to helping change addicts lives for the better.
Dr. Vikram Tarugu, M.D, is the CEO of Detox of South Florida, Inc and medical professional focused on addiction. A veteran in the medical field with over 25 years of professional experience. He is a consultant for many South Florida Rehab centers. Patients travel from allover the US to seek his help with addiction and Hepatitis C treatment.
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