♣ ADDICTION AROUND US
A study, conducted by doctors of the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), has shown that drug abuse has increased among youngsters in the 16-25 age group.
The study shows that most of the patients in the de-addiction centre were dependent often on alcohol, opium, cannabis, heroine, brown sugar, cocaine, cough syrup and various types of pharmaceutical drugs. Most of the patients at the centre belong to the urban area with few of the rest of the patients belonging to rural backgrounds. Substance use patterns are notorious for their ability to change over time. Both licit and illicit substance use cause serious public health problems and evidence for the same is now available in our country.
As per World Health Organization, 230 million people, or 1 in 20 adults, are estimated to have used an illicit drug. They need proper treatment of alcohol and drug use disorders.
♣ ADDICTION SYMPTOMS & RESULTS
Depending on the actual compound, drug abuse including alcohol lead to health problems, social problems, morbidity, injuries, unprotected sex, violence, deaths, motor vehicle accidents, homicides, suicides, physical dependence or psychological addiction.
Long-term abuse of alcohol and other drugs causing physiological distortion of brain chemistry as well as the social isolation.
Alcohol or Drug abuse is also associated with increased risks of committing criminal offences including child abuse, domestic violence, rapes, burglaries and assaults.
Drug abuse makes central nervous system (CNS) effects, which produce changes in mood, levels of awareness or perceptions and sensations.
Our Research in this field shows addictions, drug induced psychiatric & behavioral disorders would be fade away with PROPER TREATMENT and Prolonged Abstinence only.