Drug AbuseDrug abuse and its management
Frequently Asked Questions
Drug abuse is using certain substances harmful to the body to get momentary pleasure. It affects the brain, eventually leading to distress in one’s life. It later causes significant problems in a person’s life, like unable to withdraw from the substance and drug tolerance.
To confirm that a person suffers from drug abuse, he must show two or more symptoms below within one year.
- Repeated drug use hampers the user from carrying out life activities .
- Repeated drug use despite related problems in one’s life, such as relationship problems, legal problems etc .
- Consuming high doses of the same drug to get the desired effects .
- Increased urge to take the drug .
- Taking a longer time to recover from the drug effect .
- Total stoppage of mixing with society, family and friends because of drug use .
- Inquisitiveness among the adolescent and schoolchildren
- Certain rituals or religious practices
- For leisure purposes or fun
- Prescribed drugs for pain relief taken for leisure intent
- Inspired enthusiasm from friends and others
- Avoiding taking the drugs in the first place, although not much feasible
- Taking help from mental counseling centres
- Reducing the feeling of what others might think in society
- Parents concerned with children’s drug abuse should talk with their kids in a friendly manner to help them get rid of the drug abuse habit
- Educating the mass in schools, colleges and public places regarding the effects of drug abuse