Addiction and substance abuse

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In the 21st century in countries around the world the problem of drug abuse is particularly acute. This question focuses on the attention of the public, however, to completely defeat this disease of humanity is unlikely in the coming years. Addiction and substance abuse – a popular topic in publications and TV programs. Researchers are trying to figure out where lies the source of origin of the disease to prevent its spread further.

Unfortunately, unlike the fight against alcoholism, to prevent the spread of diseases such as addiction and substance abuse, not taking such a centralized, large-scale and continuous measures. However, in recent years there has been a tendency to the predominance of drug addiction on alcoholism among the population. Are increasingly common and are recorded in medicine, new forms of the manifestation of such pathological conditions. It is well known that the practice of silence, and attempts to abstract from the problem for a long time made its disastrous contribution to the current situation – even health workers are often insufficiently aware of the peculiarities of this disease. Moreover, insufficient knowledge about drug addiction and substance abuse people far from medicine.

Addiction and substance abuse originated in ancient times. The peoples around the world had their own secrets and methods of use of various drugs. It was necessary for the rituals and ceremonies associated with traditions and religion. Also, mixing drugs with various foods harmless enough – liquids and oils, some have argued that the smoke they see and decipher the signs from the future. In some countries of Africa and to this day some tribes grow hemp – the most important attribute of magic rituals. In Mexico the local Indians the use of marijuana-a common occurrence for funeral gatherings. The cult of plants containing intoxicating substances, may be due to the fact that the people worshiped these plants, I believe that they inhabit the spirits and the gods. The priests of India to consecrate his disciples in the various sacraments, and preached to the ancient knowledge given their narcotic medicines, smoke hallucinogenic vapor or smoke.

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As a result of short regular (and sometimes even once) drug use, certain medications develop drug and substance abuse. Their effects are incredibly harmful and are of a severe nature. First of all, suffers the brain. The internal organs, nervous system are vulnerable to various diseases that can even take life of the addict. Soon begins and the destruction of personality from a spiritual point of view. The mentality has changed, and this entails the development of selfishness and callousness, lost the ability to adequately evaluate their actions. The person becomes asocial, he does not aspire to full life, and more degraded.

Allocate the basic signs of substance abuse that occur in all people with this diagnosis. First, it is – mental dependence. The value system collapses, life goals first, go by the wayside, and then become unnecessary. Every day the addict wakes up with the thought of where to get a new batch of drugs – for this he lives. Second – of physical dependence. Withdrawal symptoms – the phenomenon that drugs destroy the body's enzymes and hormones responsible for natural pain relief. Break-up – painful sensations, and in order to get rid of them, drug addicts are the most desperate and terrible acts. Thirdly – is changing the feeling of taking the drug. It does not cause the same euphoria and joy. The drug only helps to numb the pain from withdrawal. If to abandon the use of narcotic substances the person is no longer able – physical suffering is very strong. Only few were able to say “no” to survive a few days without the drug. Even harder then not return to it again…

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