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Drugs were discovered as a medicine but it is widely misused for its addiction. Drug abuse is also known as substance abuse as it affects the person’s cognitive and behavioral responses. There are a number of drugs available in the market, substances such as alcohol, marijuana, nicotine, LSD, heroine, morphine and mephedrone are some of the popular drugs that are used.
Drugs are naturally addictive, constant use of it can cause its addition to anyone. That is why medicinal drugs are prescribed by doctors in such a way that the patient does not get addicted. Even the withdrawal symptoms are managed in such a way that the patient does not feel any difficulty. 
Drug addiction is very risky because as the time passes the addiction begins strong and along with the dosage also increases. The reliability of drugs becomes more and more intense that leads to overdose and poisoning. People who have drug addiction, it is almost impossible for them not to have drug overdose and poisoning.  

Symptoms:
There are a variety of symptoms that a drug addict faces. Some symptoms may vary from people to people and rests are as follows:

  • Intense feeling to have drugs.
  • Fatigue
  • Restlessness
  • Feeling dizzy all the time.
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Memory gets affected.
  • Hallucinations
  • Tightening of the chest
  • Nausea
  • Frequency vomiting
  • Less appetite
  • Less responsive cognitive abilities
  • Sore eyes
  • Liver malfunction
  • Trembling of hands
  • Sense of euphoria

Effect of drugs on the brain?
Brain is the most complex organ in our body. It controls the function of the entire body. When someone takes drugs, it creates numbness by decreasing cranial activity. So, it not only affects the brain but the entire body in some other way. The chemical disrupts the daily functioning of the brain. When drugs are taken for a long time, then it affects:

  • Judgment
  • Memory
  • Learning ability
  • Weakened motor skills. 

How to overcome drug addiction?

  • Tell your parents or friends
  • Talk to someone and seek help
  • Join a support group
  • Practice meditation and yoga.
  • Change your peer group if they take drugs too.
  • Try to stay positive and have some self control.

Treatment:
Treatment of drug overdose depends on the quantity of drugs taken and condition of the patient. Sometimes, overdose of drugs leads to poisoning which might become fatal to life. In case of drug overdose or poisoning, it is very important to know the type of drug was ingested. It really helps the doctor in treatment. Mostly the healthcare treatments for drugs include:

  • Cleaning the air passage
  • Inducing vomiting
  • Pump the stomach to retract the drug
  • Give activated charcoal as it absorbs the drug from the digestive system.
  • Therapy and support group 

Why Eternal Hospital?
At Eternal Hospital, we have a highly qualified and dedicated team of specialized doctors and therapists who are always committed to providing the latest and most advanced medical care to all our patients. Being a trusted name in healthcare, we act compassionately while ensuring confidentiality to those who need it. We have set high standards in patient-centric premium care and outstanding patient safety, and exceptional maintenance in a timely manner. In addition, we adhere to the use of up-to-the-minute innovations to offer state-of-the-art treatments to our patients with unparalleled results.

Meet Our Team

Dr. R S Khedar

Director- Internal Medicine & Critical Care, Medical Director

Dr. Alok Mathur

Senior Consultant & Coordinator - Internal Medicine &
Director - Preventive Cardiology

Dr. Jugal Bihari Gupta

Senior Consultant - Internal Medicine & Director Clinical Research

Dr. Rajeev Gupta

Chairman - Preventive Cardiology, General Medicine, Research & Academics & Chairman - Medical Sciences

Dr. Yogendra Singh

Consultant - Internal Medicine