Shifting Perspectives, Changing Lives Drug addiction is a chronic disorder that poses significant challenges to individuals, families, and society as a whole. Overcoming addiction requires a multifaceted approach, encompassing both physiological and psychological aspects. While traditional drug addiction treatments focus on detoxification and relapse prevention, cognitive therapy has emerged as a powerful tool in addressing the psychological factors driving addiction. This essay explores the essential principles of cognitive therapy and highlights its effectiveness in combating drug addiction. Understanding Cognitive Therapy for Drug Addiction Cognitive therapy for drug addiction, often referred to as cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), is a widely recognised and evidence-based [...]
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Drugs, whether they are legal or illegal, have a significant impact on human health and well-being. The effects of drugs can be short-term and long-term and vary depending on the type of drug and the method of consumption. The use of drugs can cause harm to the body, the mind, and the social life of individuals. Adverse Effects of Drugs Addiction One of the adverse effects of drugs on humans is addiction. Addiction is a compulsion to keep using drugs despite the negative consequences arising from drug use. Addiction can be physical or mental, and it can have serious implications such [...]
Alcohol can induce panic. Small amounts of alcohol can stimulate the gamma-aminobutyric acid in the brain and cause feelings of relaxation. Still, heavy drinking can deplete the gamma-aminobutyric acid in the brain, causing increased tension and feelings of panic. Is Alcohol a stimulant or a depressant? Alcohol is considered a central nervous system depressant. It slows down brain functions. What is alcohol induced psychosis? Alcohol induced psychosis is used to describe any number of psychotic conditions that can occur as a result of alcohol abuse. This psychosis often manifests itself in the form of delusions and hallucinations. It can occur during [...]
Can you force someone to stop drug abuse? Whether it’s illegal substances or prescription medication, you can’t force anyone to stop their drug abuse. But there are ways to support their recovery. Witnessing someone you care about battle a substance abuse disorder can be extremely distressing and take a heavy toll on your own mental and emotional well-being. Whether the drug abuser is a close friend, spouse, parent, child, or another family member, it’s easy for their addiction to take over your life. It can pile on the stress, test your patience, strain your bank balance. Or even leave you [...]
These are drug rehab questions many people ask: How can I convince my son/daughter/family member/friend to attend drug rehab for recovery? Do you feel something is wrong, but you cannot put your finger on it? But you feel you need to step in and do something. There are visible signs of something being wrong and you are more than convinced that it is drug related but you cannot prove it. 9 Tips on how to go about speaking to your loved one if you suspect he/she is using drugs : Don’t just approach the subject head-on. This will cause irritation [...]
The most common drugs in use today that we battle with as far as addiction goes are as follows. See what they look like and read more about them: Crystal Meth / Ice / Tik Heroin / Black / Brown Nyaope / Whoonga Crack / Rocks / Candy Cat / Meow / Vitamin Cocaine / Coke / Charlie / Booger-Sugar Cannabis / Dagga / Weed / Zol / Green LSD / Acid / Stamps / Party Paper / Haze Ecstasy / Molly / Pills / Smarties Codeine / Syrup / Sip / Sizurp Prescription Medication / Meds Benzodiazepine / Benzos / [...]
Nothing is more destructive to a teen and/or their family than the use of drugs. Consequently the earlier the intervention the better. The problem is that in most cases teens are using drugs for several months or even years before parents become aware of it. Even when parents do become aware of drug use, they often underestimate the extent of their child's involvement. If you are suspicious your child may be using drugs, don't ignore the warning signs. Children seldom grasp the concepts of addiction. Most view themselves as imperious to peril. For some teens, the stress of adolescence and pressure [...]
When did we do the survey? This survey which was done in 2003 was done at random and respondents covered an intake time period from 1998 to 2003. In 2003 we conducted a survey for the intake period between 1998 and 2003. The survey was done at random from an alphabetic database on the alumni of these years. The database was divided into 4 groupings of people who had only completed the program. Each group was allocated a Group Leader. A questionnaire was designed to obtain all the relevant facts which were to be processed in the survey. Each team proceeded [...]