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Addiction - Desperate Maladies Require Desperate Remedies

Author : Amy Wells


An addiction is definitely an uncontrollable strong craving for some thing, or to become abnormally dependent on some thing that's psychologically or bodily habit-forming. There are numerous types of addiction, probably the most common are alcohol addiction, narcotic addiction, and drug addiction; also known as substance dependence.

Drug addiction will be the compulsive utilization of medicines, to the extreme stage exactly where the user has no other option but to carry on to use them. A drug addict might address his beloved drug in De Quincey's words, "thou hast the keys of Paradise, oh, just, subtle, and mighty opium!" An addict's paradise is definitely an inferno in disguise.

The demon of drug abuse has engulfed the whole world. It's got clutched the youth of society in its deadly jaws.

The assortment of addictive medicines or substances and broadly abused medicines consist of Alcohol, Anabolic steroids, Analgetics, Barbiturates, Buprenorphine, Butorphanol, Chloral hydrate, trichloroethanol & derivatives, Cocaine, Codeine, Dextroproxyp, Dextromethorphan, Ethchlorvynol, Fentanyl & its analogs, Gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB), Glutethimide, Heroin (Diacetylmorphine), Hydrocodone, Hydromorphone (Dilaudid), Ketamine, Laxatives, Levo-alpha-acetylmethadol (LAAM), Meperidine, Meprobamate, Methamphetamine & other Amphetamines, Methaqualone & related sedative-hypnotics, Methadone, Methcathinone, Morphine, Nicotine, Oxycodone, Opium, Xanax, Paraldehyde (Paral), Phencyclidine (PCP), and Flunitrazepam (Rohypnol).

Medicines have dragged the addicts to the deep dungeons of oblivion. The whole international community that's direly worried about the problem of drug abuse, has given a loud and clear call to medical institutes and organizations to liberate the victims of drug addiction.

Psychological experts and researchers are always raking their minds to know why people fall prey to medicines. Their studies have divulged that medicines and intoxicants are used to forget or negate the frustrations of life, failures in life, dejected love affairs, depression, or sometimes for fun or adventure.

"Thank the Lord, there's a ray of hope!" Doctors and researchers have been able to invent some treatments for drug addiction.

Standard drug addiction treatment might consist of behavioral treatment, medications, or a combination of both. Medication treatment includes medical treatment to beat drug addiction. Behavioral treatment consists of counseling, cognitive treatment, or psychotherapy. The third method, the combination of both, is proving to become probably the most effective treatment for addiction recovery.

In medication treatment, for instance, addiction treatment like methadone, LAAM, and naltrexone are helpful for opium addicted people. Nicotine replacement treatment, nicotine patches, gum, nasal spray and bupropion are quite effective for people addicted to nicotine. Antidepressants, mood stabilizers, or neuroleptics, are helpful for treatment of mental disorders such as depression, anxiety disorder, bipolar disorder, or psychosis.

As drug addiction is a chronic disorder, there's no effective short-term treatment for it. It requires a long-term treatment to beat drug addiction.

Finally, strong will power plays a key role in addiction treatment and addiction recovery. Psychotherapists can play an important role in building up the patients' will to beat drug addiction.

Martin H. Fischer says, "There is only one reason why men become addicted to medicines, they are weak men. Only strong men are cured, and they cure themselves."


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