Drug addiction is the inability to control the consumption of a prescription medication, or an illicit drug or an alcoholic beverage.
It is the inability to say no, the inability to know when to stop before things go too far. It is the inability to see things in a rational and sensible manner because it has taken over your brain.
Drug addiction is also a disease that affects a person both physically and mentally. It can completely change a person’s behavior and make him or her do or say things that otherwise would not have been done or said. Drug addiction can alter a person’s brain and can lead to mental illness, often causing a dual diagnosis of both an addiction and a mental disability as well as, should there be physical problems, a diagnosis regarding that.
Some cancers and organ problems are directly or indirectly caused by drug addiction. Cirrhosis of the liver, liver damage, kidney damage, circulatory and cardiac problems all can be linked to a drug addiction.
* Drug addiction is a battle and you are the warrior.
You can win this battle, get help today!
It is a fight unlike any you have ever been in before and it affects not only you but your family, your job and your lifestyle. It is an enemy that does not discriminate based on age, gender, culture, color or class in society but attacks any and all that it can get with a vengeance. It is a selfish and greedy desire that only knows what it wants and does not care what part of your body physically or emotionally is affected as long as it gets its next fix.
* Drug addiction is a cesspool. However, there is a way out.
There are people who will help. There is a second chance. The enemy can be fought and overcome and you can awaken from the nightmare that drug addiction has made of your life. You simply have to accept the fact that a drug addiction has happened to you and accept the help that is out there, in order to become you again.
What is drug addiction? It is all of the above but it can be stopped, it can be treated and it can be recovered from successfully. Call a helpline or a drug rehab center and take the first step to ending drug addiction and its control over you and your life. It will be the most important call of your life.