Substance addiction distress people from almost all walks of life and from all socio-economic background. There can be various reasons a person can starts taking drugs, alcohol or other addictive's. People frequently fall into dependency because they embark on using drugs to camouflage particular emotion or to cope with circumstances. The exploitation makes them feel good and disregard the problem at hand instead of remedying it. With time addiction eventually becomes inevitable. Victims of substance addiction assume they can't live without drugs, alcohol etc. Prescription drugs, street drugs and alcohol are more accessible and dependency can develop quickly, even before the user becomes conscious that the addiction is taking hold.
Breaking free from the hold of addiction often requires both internal and external help. Alcoholism or drug abuse wreaks mayhem on the body and mind and can ultimately kill the concerned individual.
Abuse of most substances will produce noticeable signs and symptoms. These may include physical or behavioral symptoms, most likely both. Changes in appearance can be additional clues to possible drug use and may include: bloodshot eyes, dilated pupils, abrupt weight changes, bruises, infections, or other bodily signs. Disruption in typical brain functioning, changes in personality, and heart and organ dysfunction can be signs of long-term drug abuse or alcoholism. The substance itself can modify the brain's ability to focus and form articulate thoughts, depending on the substance. Management and treatment for substance addiction typically includes group therapy, one or more types of counselling, and drug edification. Consulting a specialist in a rehabilitation clinic is aptly recommended.