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Research Journal of Pharmaceutical Dosage Forms and Technology
Year : 2018, Volume : 10, Issue : 4
First page : ( 259) Last page : ( 265)
Print ISSN : 0975-234X. Online ISSN : 0975-4377.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0975-4377.2018.00038.1

Drug Abuse, Addiction, its Causes and Treatment

Jabeen Ifath, Venkataswamy M.*, Sadaf Jawariya, Reddy Maistry Nishitha, Mallika A. V. Naga, Sushmitha Mamidi

Department of Pharmaceutics, Vishnu Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Vishnupur, Narsapur, Medak, District-502313, Telangana, India

*Corresponding Author E-mail: mvenkataswamyviper@gmail.com

Online published on 27 December, 2018.


Drug addiction affects both brain and behavior. It has multifaceted impacts on the patients’ body, mind, and nervous system. Drug with psychologically active is used to induce consciousness. This can be modifying the perceptions, feelings, and emotions of the user. When a psychological active drug intake to the body, it induces an intoxicating effect. Some of the persons may use recreational and medical practitioner suggested drugs without becoming addicted, many persons who start using drugs converted to physically and emotionally dependent on them. So the Drug abuse causes vary greatly, depending on each individual and the extent of his or her addiction. The psychological effects of drug addiction come from the reason the user is addicted to drugs, as well as the changes that take place in the brain once a person becomes a drug addict. Initially, many people start using drugs to cope with stress or pain an effect of drug addiction is creation of a cycle where anytime the user encounters stress or pain, they feel the need to use the drug. This is one of the psychological effects of drug addiction involved in "craving" of the drug. Various Medicinal Plants used for Addiction Treatment.


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