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Drug Addiction Substance-Related Disorders

It was once widely thought that a person was a drug addict or an alcoholic only if he needed the drug daily or if he went through withdrawal symptoms (vomiting, seizures, cramps, death) when he abruptly stopped using the substance. Alcoholics and drug addicts were also perceived as individuals that were poor, unemployed and from the inner city.

These are serious misconceptions of drug addiction substance-related disorders. Many drug addicts do not use drugs or consume alcohol on a daily basis and do not necessarily experience physical withdrawal symptoms when they stop using. In fact, the majority of addicted individuals are employed and seem to be functioning normally.

Recognizing a Drug Addiction

Drug addiction substance-related disorders are a festering sore that affects all areas and sectors of society. It does not discrimninate according to age, sex, race, religion or financial status. No one ever starts using drugs with the intention of becoming hooked and developing a drug addiction substance-related disorder. Young people don't experiment with drugs so that they can purposely ruin their lives and the lives of all those around them. It has been shown that boredom is a major factor in experimental use, as well as the individual’s perception that certain substances are not dangerous or toxic.

Yet, alcohol and addictive drugs are basically painkillers. They chemically kill physical or emotional pain and alter the mind's perception of reality. They literally make people numb.


Drug Addiction Disorder

The scientific community has been debating for several years now on whether or not a person is genetically predisposed to drug addiction substance-related disorders. Some consider it a "disease," an inherited condition that renders the individual ill genetically for the remainder of his life, even after many years of sobriety.

How Can Someone Overcome a Drug Addiction Substance-Related Disorders?

It has been found that the drug addict does not want to be an addict, but is rather driven by pain and environmental hopelessness. However, drugs have now become a necessity for the drug addict. At first he feels better under their influence; he’s more relaxed, it's easier for him to have fun and to unwind. After some time, drugs take on another aspect. For now keep in mind that whatever frequency of consumption of the individual is, if he needs it and can't stop using, he is addicted even though he might not experience any withdrawal symptoms. Also, if he has difficulty breaking his usage pattern, he has an addiction.

Many questions may arise after realizing that a loved one is afflicted with a drug addiction substance-related disorder.

- How do you restore the quality of life of an individual who has an addiction problem?
- Is just making him stop using efficient enough to give him back his life?
- How can I help him stop his destructive lifestyle: his usage, the cheating and the lying?

The Narconon drug rehabilitation program is specifically designed to help individuals overcome their drug addiction substance-related disorders and go on to live drug-free, productive lives. Our inpatient drug rehab program is 100% natural, with no substitute drugs whatsoever, and lasts anywhere from 3-6 months. We do not put a time limit on our program, since we do realize that every individual is unique and requires different amounts of time to go through our program. Addressing both the physical and psychological aspects of drug addiction, our program is highly effective. The Narconon drug rehab program works against drug addiction substance-related disorders; four decades of graduates prove it.

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