How to battle drug addiction

How to battle drug addiction

Drug addiction is a serious problem that affects both an addict and his close circle: family and friends and it is necessary to seek professional help to battle addiction as soon as you acknowledge it. Fort Lauderdale Drug Addiction Treatment Center provides such professional help.

Drug causes versatile negative effects on addict’s health and social life and it causes different feelings and emotions in everyone involved. Depending on drug involved, addicts experience variety of emotions: some might feel pleasant and relaxed, but in many other cases, these emotions will be followed by even stronger ones, such as depression, anxiety, nausea, confusion, lack of control, paranoia, guilt, shame, hangover, loneliness and desire for more drug. People use drugs to feel better and to forget problems they have in life. Addicts usually have a problem that they have never learned how to find satisfaction in their regular life, how to feel “good in their skin” and how to deal with problems effectively. This is the reason why they become addicts-because drug is their way to achieve happiness. Fort Lauderdale Drug Addiction Treatment Center provides different treatments that help addicts to face their psychological issues and effectively battle the addiction.

What are short-term effects of drug abuse?

Drugs are chemicals and  Fort Lauderdale Drug Addiction Treatment Center recommends treatment as soon as you notice first signs of drug abuse. Every drug is different, but generally, drugs affect basic functions of central nervous system. Drugs “operate” by affecting brain “communication system” and interrupting way how neural cells usually send, accept and process information. Some drugs, such as marijuana and heroin can activate brain neurons because structure of their chemicals act as natural neurotransmitters that are normally located in brain. That structural similarity “tricks” brain receptors and allows drugs to hook-on onto neural cells and activate them.

Other drugs, such as amphetamine and cocaine can cause neural cells to release abnormally large quantities of natural neurotransmitters, or can prevent normal “recycling” of brain chemicals, what is normally necessary to stop signal between neurons. This disruption causes abnormally enlarged end message, disrupting communication channels between neurons. This difference in effect can be described with the image of someone whispering in your ear in comparison with someone yelling on microphone. This is what causes different experience for drug user-signals going to and from brain are altered in comparison to their usual function, causing different, yet not experienced sensations. This can cause temporary euphoria. However, this can also cause hallucinations, anxiety, paranoia and out of control behavior. This can also affect muscles and their function, thus causing irregular work and failure of lungs and cardiovascular system.