The In- “Dependency” Off Drugs

Anxiety, depression, muscle weakness, nightmares, body aches, sweating, nausea, vomiting constitute signs of drug dependency. When drug abuse metamorphosis into drug dependency, treatment becomes a bit of an uphill task.  Thus there is a need for immediate stop lest you incur physical and behavioral change. In this edition, 100% jeune analyses the dangers of drug abuse.

You can often determine if an addiction has turned into dependence by looking at behavior. When a person addicted to drugs hasn’t had them for a period of time, this can cause a physical reaction. Physical symptoms of withdrawal occur when the body becomes stressed without the drug, hence it is needles stressing on the economic, social and financial damage that may cause to our very own existence just in a bid to meet up with its exigencies.

Other Longer-term effects can include heart or lung disease, cancer, mental illness, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, and others. Long-term drug use can also lead to addiction. Drug addiction is a brain disorder. These brain changes interfere with how people experience normal pleasures in life such as food and sex, their ability to control their stress level, their decision-making as well as their ability to learn and remember. These changes make it much more difficult for someone to stop taking the drug even when it’s having negative effects on their life and they want to quit.

In a nutshell, in other to live hitch free of all the above health hazards caused by the abusive intake of drugs and alcohol, the watch word as a “Reglo” youth is Abstinence, ”Follow Who Know Road”.

Desmond Mbua

Freelance journalist from ASMAC