Do you know what addiction is?
07 Apr 2016 00:51 GMT
Addiction is a condition characterized by repeated, compulsive seeking and use of drugs, alcohol or similar substances despite adverse social, mental and physical consequences.
Do You Know What Addiction is?
Addiction is a condition characterized by repeated, compulsive seeking and use of drugs, alcohol or similar substances despite adverse social, mental and physical consequences. In most cases, it is accompanied by psychological and physical dependence on the substances that are being abused. When this happens, there will be withdrawal symptoms of greater or lesser severity when the addictive substance is discontinued or rapidly reduced.
When your loved one tries to quit, promises to quit and desires to get clean more than anything but can't seem to stick with it, the problem is addiction and it needs professional assistance to attain a lasting sobriety.
A person can be addicted to an illicit drug such as heroin, cocaine, marijuana or methamphetamine, any form of alcohol, or prescription drugs such as Vicodin, OxyContin or dextromethorphan, an ingredient in cough syrup. People also become addicted to using inhalants such as compressed air for cleaning computers or spray paint. There is a growing list of synthetic drugs referred to as "club drugs" that include GHB, ketamine, Ecstasy and Mephedrone.
The Foundation for a Drug Free-World focuses its efforts on educating youth. The Foundation operates on the premise that no one, especially a young person, likes to be lectured about what he or she can or cannot do. Thus, all of its initiatives are designed to provide the facts that empower youth to choose not to take drugs in the first place
The Foundation for a Drug Free World is a non-profit organization actively involved in education programs in schools and in the community. The program is primarily addressed to youth. www.drugfreeworld.org
And for the person with a drug problem, there are real solutions to addiction. Narconon, a drug rehabilitation program that utilizes the methods of L. Ron Hubbard, has a success rate of more than 75% (www.narconon.org). The best solution, however, is to not begin using drugs in the first place.