People start to abuse different types of drugs for a variety of reasons, such as peer pressure and stress, and many become addicted to different types of drugs.
- Types of Drugs
- Signs of Drug Addiction
- Signs of Prescription Drugs Addiction
- Withdrawal & Detox Timelines
The Effects of Drugs
As drug addiction becomes established there are changes in the brain. These neurochemical changes affect a person’s self-control and decision-making processes.
There is a strong impulse to continue taking drugs despite the harm that drug use is causing.
Drugs and Denial
When people are addicted to drugs they are usually in denial about their addiction and unwilling to get help for their drug addiction. They do not see that they are addicted and often blame those around them for the problems that have arisen from their drug abuse.
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Page last reviewed and clinically fact-checked | October 12, 2021