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July 30, 2008

How An Intervention Program For Heroin Addiction In Connecticut Helps Bring The Patient To Treatment

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One of the most serious problems that obstruct heroin addiction treatment in Connecticut is the strong denial that is always found in the patient. (more…)

June 24, 2008

Social Rehabilitation – An Important Part of Post Addiction Treatment in Massachusetts

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While speaking to most specialists of intervention in Massachusetts regarding addiction treatment for someone you are responsible for, you will find that an important part of their activities is about social rehabilitation. (more…)

June 8, 2008

Drug Abuse And Addiction

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Drug abuse and addiction basically go hand in hand. Anybody who uses a drug excessively and for the wrong reasons is partaking in drug abuse and those who depend on a drug have a drug addiction.

Do All Drug Abusers Have An Addiction?

Generally all drug abusers do have an addiction to the drug which they use, especially those who use harder drugs. The thing about drug abuse is that most people associate it with illegal drugs but this is not always the case. It is perfectly possible for example, for someone to partake in drug abuse with prescription medicines or even drugs bought over the counter. So the drugs used are different but the way that they are misused is the same.

The reasons behind a drug addiction are completely dependant upon the person and the circumstances surrounding them. It could be caused by the person’s peers or it could be due to depression or some kind of trauma. It could just be that people are physically addicted to a drug and that is slightly different to being psychologically addicted to the drug.

A physical addiction is an addiction usually to something such as sleeping pills. This is where you are addicted to the physical effects of the drug and you rely upon it to make you feel drowsy every single night. Psychological addiction on the other hand is where you crave a drug for the effect that it has upon your emotions.

As with everything, there is always speculation and conflicting research regarding drug abuse and addiction. It is claimed that some people may be more likely to become addicted to drugs than others, though no official proof has been found as of yet. It is more likely going to be down to how a person grows up, who they are influenced by and the area that they live in as to whether they will become addicted to drugs or not.

Overall drug abuse and addiction do generally go hand in hand and the drug abuse can be related to any type of drug available. The people who are addicted to drugs psychologically generally find it harder to come off them than those who are addicted physically to the drug. The mind is a powerful weapon and if it causes you to need a drug then it is going to be difficult to persuade it that you do not need it.

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