What is Drug Abuse? From NIH:
Addiction is a chronic disease characterized by drug seeking and use that is compulsive, or difficult to control, despite harmful consequences. The initial decision to take drugs is voluntary for most people, but repeated drug use can lead to brain changes that challenge an addicted person’s self-control and interfere with their ability to resist intense urges to take drugs. These brain changes can be persistent, which is why drug addiction is considered a "relapsing" disease—people in recovery from drug use disorders are at increased risk for returning to drug use even after years of not taking the drug.
It's common for a person to relapse, but relapse doesn't mean that treatment doesn’t work. As with other chronic health conditions, treatment should be ongoing and should be adjusted based on how the patient responds. Treatment plans need to be reviewed often and modified to fit the patient’s changing needs.
Our National Epidemic!
The War on Drugs is lost daily in families battling addiction. I know too many families who've buried a loved one to a myriad of drugs. The current problem at hand is Prescription Drugs which can ultimately lead to Heroin. A cheaper and easier to get choice.
Here are a few links to information that will keep you informed or educated in this arena.
Don't hide in the sand, but become informed. Knowledge in this area really is King!
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