Drug addiction is a chronic disease characterized by compulsive, or uncontrollable, drug seeking and use despite harmful consequences and changes in the brain, which can be long lasting. These changes in the brain can lead to the harmful behaviors seen in people who use drugs. Drug addiction is also a relapsing disease. Relapse is the return to drug use after an attempt to stop.
The path to drug addiction begins with the voluntary act of taking drugs. But over time, a person’s ability to choose not to do so becomes compromised. Seeking and taking the drug becomes compulsive. This is mostly due to the effects of long-term drug exposure on brain function. Addiction affects parts of the brain involved in reward and motivation, learning and memory, and control over behavior. Addiction is a disease that affects both the brain and behavior.
There are a variety of evidence-based approaches to treating addiction. Drug treatment can include behavioral therapy (such as cognitive-behavioral therapy or contingency management), medications, or their combination. The specific type of treatment or combination of treatments will vary depending on the patient’s individual needs and, often, on the types of drugs they use.
An addiction can ruin your life, both physically and mentally. Being addicted to harmful substances changes you in a negative and life-harming manner. Relationships, families, work and everything get split apart due to life-crippling addictions. Mind Over Image provides a complete and holistic addiction treatment in mumbai. We’ve helped addicts in the past completely overcome their addictions and regain charge of their lives. To detox and clean a person out of their addiction is a senstitive and intensive program that requires experienced, thoughtful and capable doctors, like the ones at Mind OVer Image. We ensure that the patient is not suspectible to relapses and give them the tools to succeed in life.