Drug addiction is process of repeated drug use, rising craving of drugs and then state occurs where person cannot control this craving for drugs. This craving for drugs generally results in the seeking and use of drugs. This repeated use of drugs affects behavior of that person within the family and society.
The physical symptoms of drug addiction are dilated pupils, hollowed cheeks and eyes, pimple outbreak and slurred speech. Apart from these physical symptoms, several behavioral and social changes are seen. First change is change of friends and social isolation. Second behavioral change is sleeplessness, drug addicts usually unable to sleep for some days and then after some days they can sleep for long periods. Third social behavioral change is stealing; drugs cost a lot of money this leads to stealing or lot of lying. Drugs can change person’s attitude completely.
Drug addiction can ruin the person’s life completely. It changes personality of person and attitude that can lead to many problems in families. It also causes death and accidents. There is however, treatment is possible for drug-addicted people. Such drug addiction treatment includes behavioral therapy, guidance, cognitive therapy, psychotherapy, medicines. Behavioral therapies are provides addicted person strategies to combat their craving for drugs, the ways to stay away from drugs. Behavioral therapies helps person to improve his or her overall behavior.
Drug addiction treatment involves steps to help addicted person to withdraw from using drugs. Followed by counseling and attending self-help groups to help addict to resist using the addictive drug again.
The manner of treatment and method of recovery from addiction vary widely according to the types of drugs, amount of drugs, duration of drug addiction and social necessities of patient.