Journal of Addictive Behaviors,Therapy & RehabilitationISSN: 2324-9005

About Drug Addiction

Drug Addiction is a psychological dependence and habit-forming of a person to particular substance which will not be under voluntary control. The person suffers from withdrawal when the person does not find the drug which may become fatal, although the initial decision to take drugs is voluntary for most people, the brain changes that occur over time challenge an addicted person’s self-control.

The path to drug addiction begins with the act of taking drugs. Over time, a person’s ability to choose not to take drugs is compromised. This, in large part, is a result of the effects of prolonged drug use on brain functioning, and thus on behavior, Drug abuse and addiction have negative consequences for individuals and for society.

Impact of drug abuse can affect almost all organs in the human body; drug use can weaken the immune system, increasing susceptibility to infections, Cause cardiovascular conditions ranging from abnormal heart rate to heart attacks. Injected drugs can also lead to collapsed veins and infections of the blood vessels and heart valves, Cause the liver to have to work harder, possibly causing significant damage or liver failure.

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