Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation
Prevalence of Alcohol Dependence in India is 14.5% of total population(16 crore)
Today there is no part of the world that is free from the curse of Drug trafficking and Drug Addiction.
Drug abuse is complex phenomenon which has various Social,Cultural,Biological,Geographical,Economical aspects.
Most drug users are in the productive age group of 18-35 yrs. Damage to the Physical,Psychological,Moral& Intellectual growth of the youth is very high.
What is Addiction?
Addiction is chronic,relapsing,Brain disease defined by Physical & Psychological Dependence on Drugs, alcohol or behavior.
Research estimates that genetics account for 40-60% of persons likelihood of developing a substance use problem
Addiction & The Brain
Excessive substance abuse affects many parts of the body,main organ impacted is Brain.
When person consumes more amount of Drugs,or Alcohol- Brain produces large amount of Dopamine(NT) which triggers the brain Reward Mechanism.
After repeated use-Brain will not be able to produce normal amount of Dopamine, which means that person fails to find pleasure in enjoyable activities like friends,friends etc..
Diagnosing an Addiction
Lack of control Loss of Interest
Desire to limit use Tolerance
Lack of responsibility Withdrawal
Relationship Problems Dangerous use
Warning Signs Of Addiction
Ignoring Responsibility Withdrawal from normal social contact
Problems at Work Sudden Mood swings & change in behavior
Unexplained Absence Unusual lack of Motivation
Memory problems Weight loss or changes in Physical appearance