Conditions and Symptoms for Drug Addiction
Majority of Drug Addition begin when you start using drugs casually or socially which some people become addicts when taking drug originally prescribed by a physician. There is a common misunderstanding that Drug Addition is only due to the use of illegal substances, that’s not always the case. Being an alcoholic is the most abused drug, and it’s legal. Other examples are Nicotine (cigarettes) and prescription drugs. Also, caffeine is a drug too. If you have coffee in the morning to prevent a headache. Then you will have a caffeine addiction. Clearly some drugs causes a stronger addiction than some. Furthermore, some people addiction may develop over a long period of time, and others drug addiction may develop quickly.
Now if you notice your drug use become more frequently, then you will need a larger does to reach the same feeling (calming the nerves, high, pain relief, etc.) or to feel relaxed and your drugs will become increase if you are addicted. You will notice if you try to stop using drugs, it will make you feel physically sick.
In most common addictions of opiates (codeine, morphine, or heroin), amphetamine (“meth”), alcohol, methadone, nicotine, marijuana, Vicodin, steroids and other prescription drugs.
Diagnosing a Drug Addiction starts when the addict, friends or a family member get concerned about your addiction symptoms. When you ask your doctor about the possibility of having a Drug Addiction, the doctor will use a drug questionnaire to see if you match the symptoms of Drug Addiction. Also, being diagnosis with a Drug Addiction is determined by a mental health professional. A blood tests can determined amount of drugs is in your system, it will not reveal you have an addiction. A pattern of drug use can cause stress or significant problems includes three or more symptoms taken place at any time over a 12-month period will be considered for your drug addiction.
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