Understand how hard it is for a Addicted to give up on Drugs

Many drug addicts have a desire to quit addiction in order to restart their lives. However, the most difficult thing for them is to endure the struggles when stopping the drug and many people have to quit halfway because they cannot stand these pain and discomfort.

Drug detoxification

Choose a detox center

Treatment or drug rehabilitation centre in Mumbai selection is the most important factor in deciding whether or not your treatment will be successful. You can choose to detox at the center, at the hospital or at home, as long as you stay away from the bad group of friends who are dragging you into drug addiction.

If you quit at home, find a quiet spot. If you are in your home, make sure there are no drugs in your home and change your phone number during detox to cut off contact with the bad guys.

Find a detox support person

One thing is for sure, you cannot quit on your own, but have at least 1-2 people who may be relatives or friends for help. This person will help you take care of your everyday life when you are going through the struggles and confide in, and encourage you to try to quit. The person helping you to quit drug treatment must be someone who is determined to keep you from using drugs has high psychological factors and wants to be good for you.

Dependence on the body

The addict's body is extremely dependent on drugs because it is the nerve mechanism that forms the conditional reflex. For normal people, under their cerebral cortex will produce endorphins (also known as endogenous morphine) that can reduce pain, fatigue, restore health for the body to function normally.

When using drugs, the drug enters the body with the same effect as endorphins, stimulating the rapid activity of nerves, making people feel all tired and refreshed.

The mechanism of drug addiction is used many times into research. If only 1-2 times, the patient only disturbed endogenous morphine production. However, if used many times, the body will stop producing endogenous morphine and depend on drugs, making the body completely dependent on this toxin. 

Psychological dependence

Drug addicts often have a strong psychological dependence on drugs and can last up to 5 years or longer even if they stop using.

The truth is, after stopping the addiction, the addict will still crave and miss drugs for a long time. After taking drugs many times, the human brain has reacted daily for a long time to the pleasant, refreshing feelings brought by drugs, leading to the formation of conditional reflexes in the brain.

According to experts, the biological basis of these reflections is so solid that it is difficult to lose. And also, when they encounter a drug-reminiscent stimulus, the conditioned reflexes will be activated again, creating a sense of drug craving and prompting them to find the drug again.

These psychological reactions, coupled with a lack of environmental control, are factors that encourage the addicts to return to drug use. There are many cases where people have been quitting for a few years, but when they see a scene of opium smoking or meet a friend who used to use drugs again, the memory of the pleasure of using drugs will return to them.

Moreover, the craving for drugs also returns with stress and physical discomfort such as increased heart rate, increased blood pressure, faster breathing, nausea, irritability, and goosebumps. This reaction is one of the main reasons why they have a need to use drugs again to regain their comfort, remove anxiety, stress both physically and mentally.

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