Sunday, December 22, 2013

Basic Terminologies and types of addiction

Drug addiction means compulsive, out of control drug use despite negative consequences.Addictive drugs induce pleasurable states or relief from distress thus motivating repetition.

Types of addiction:

1)  Physical addiction: It develops when a person’s body becomes dependent on a particular substance. If a physically addicted person stops using a substance then he may develop withdrawal symptoms like muscle cramp, watering from eyes and nose, anxiety, confusion, sleeplessness and fits.
2) Psychological addiction: happens when the cravings for a drug are psychological or emotional. People who are psychologically addicted feel overcome by the desire to have a drug. They may lie or steal to get it. 

Signs of Addiction

Signs of physical addiction:

Changes in sleeping habit
Changes in eating habit
Weight loss or gain
Feeling shaky or sick when trying to stop

Signs of psychological addiction:

Problem with work at home, school or office
Loss of interest in activities that used to be important
Changes in friendship
Anxiety, anger or depression
 Stealing or selling belongings to be able to afford drugs
Spending a lot of time figuring out how to get drugs

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