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Drug Addiction

Drug addiction means an intense craving for the desire to have a drug at any time, regardless of place or time. You want to use it again and again. You will have unpleasant physical reactions if you stop it. It is not so that everyone who uses drugs becomes addicted to it. Addiction refers to compulsive intake of a substance regardless of the potentially negative physical, social and psychological consequences.

There are certain signs and symptoms associated with drug addiction that helps one to identify if the person is addicted to the drugs. these signs and symptoms include repeated failures in your attempts to stop the use of drug, making it sure that you get a regular supply of the drug, a feeling that you need the drug regularly and in some cases may times a day, engaging oneself in such activities that will cause physical harm to you and others, as well. You will feel restless, irritable, weight loss, insomnia, depressed, paranoia and increase in the rate of blood pressure, heartbeats and temperature.

However, it is difficult to break out from drug addiction, but it is not impossible. Periodic help and support from doctors, friends and relatives may help one to beat his drug dependence. There are different steps to help one withdraw from the use of drug. This is done through counseling; self help therapy and attending self-help groups. The addicted person should be rejected or ignored by the society. Instead, he should be given the necessary support and help to help him get out of his addiction and live normal lives like us.

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