Usually, addicts develop drug addictions and alcoholism addiction. However, there are various kinds of addiction other than those. Most of these are habitual vices like shopping, food, and even gambling. Addiction is a repetitive behavior that can give a euphoric or positive effect to an individual. These positive effects will eventually trigger the repetition of the behavior despite the negative long term effects.
There are many reasons why a person can become an addict. Most of the time it is attributed to the combination of sensation and emotional reaction of the body associated with the intake of a substance that causes drug addictions. Later on the body starts craving for more of that substance thus creating physical dependence.
Most of the time, addiction could not be detected by an individual. This is due to the fact that there is a denial of such because it is not socially acceptable to become a drug addict. However, one can see if an individual is already suffering from drug addictions by checking out these signs and symptoms.
Symptoms of drug addictions:
• Regularly and frequently maintaining craving for drugs.
Drugs that tend to create a craving towards an individual can already be considered an addiction. The common symptom is the individual’s tendency to have a periodic in take although it is not needed anymore.
• Unable to stop the cravings for drugs
• Unsocial behavior due to drug influence
Most people who became addicted to drugs would tend to do unsocial behaviors like stealing or even disturbing behaviors like public aggressiveness.
• Inability to cope with problems without the use of drugs
If an individual could not confront his problems without the use of drugs, chances are addition is already taking place. For this reason, it is always good to check if an individual is already hooked when one cannot anymore cope with life pressure without substance in take.
Some drugs have different effects on an individual. Take for example cannabis compounds. People who are taking in cannabis are found to have the following symptoms:
• Sharp sensory perception
• Slow memory functioning
• High blood pressure and heart beat
• Poor Coordination
• Poor Concentration
• Changes in Appetite
• Tendency to have a paranoia
At the very young stage addiction can still be coped with. However, an individual can only fight addiction if one has the motivation to change and at the same time the will to stop from becoming an addict. No matter how one will convince an addict, if there is no motivation from one self, treatment for addiction will never become self-efficacy.