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Drug abuse is a term used for defining the overuse or dependence on any kind of drug, especially which are sold in the black market like cocaine, heroin, etc. These are drugs that make you high and leave your body physically and mentally dependent on the same. You would notice drastic mood swings, lack of concentration, reduced levels of alertness with such people.
HOW IS DRUG ABUSE DIAGNOSED?
Questionnaires such as CAGE and the CRAFFT Screening Test can be used by a general physician or psychiatrist to determine whether an individual is abusing drugs or any other substance.
HOW IS DRUG ABUSE TREATED?
Rehabilitation therapy is the best way to treat drug abuse. Counselling of patients and family members also helps overcome drug abuse.
DID YOU KNOW?
Counselling and coping with self help groups is also recommended.