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Drug abuse

Drug abuse involves the repeated and excessive use of drugs. Drug abuse today is a major cause for concern and has evil effect on society. Teens constitute a large segment of drug abusers, adults also surrender to drug abuse. Middle-aged people are more prone to abuse prescription drugs.

The drug addiction affects the brain and because of that, stopping drug abuse is not simply depends on willpower. However, drug addiction can be successfully treated to stop drug abuse. Trouble connected with an individuals drug addiction can vary considerably. Many suffer from mental health, work related or social problems that can make their addiction a more complex to treat.

Many centers and organization help drug abuser to get rid of the habit. The support of friends and family is very important. The first step in this treatment to make drug abuser to aware of the damage it can cause to body.

The drug abuse or addiction treatment includes behavioral therapy, medication or combination of both. Medication usually used are methadone, LAAM and naltrexone are available for those addicted to opiates. The program will be effective if it has mixture of therapies and other services.

Teenagers are more vulnerable to drug abuse. In adolescent brain, the centers for judgment and self-control are not completely developed, that is why they are more prone to risk taking. Sometimes stress and problems can be exaggerated, to combat that stress teen tend to have drugs.

Whichever treatment suits individual, it is important to for patient to participate in some kind of self-help program.

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