Meanings of Drug Addiction

By | February 5, 2023

The concept of drug addiction arises, according to the dictionary of the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE), from the English notion drug addiction. It is about drug addiction (the habit of a person who allows himself to be dominated by the impulse to consume). According to abbreviationfinder, DAA stands for Drug Addiction and or Alcoholism.

Drug dependence involves certain behaviors that generate physical, psychological and social deterioration. The addict, for example, wants to cut down or stop using but is unable to do so. On the contrary, it is common for the amount consumed to grow each day as the tolerance level of the organism increases (and, therefore, to achieve the desired effects, the dose must be increased).

The drug addict also tends to gradually abandon their usual social relationships and reduce daily activities, since the intake of the drug occupies their time and interest. In the event that, for one reason or another, you stop using it, you will suffer withdrawal syndrome (a physical and psychological reaction to the lack of drugs).

Drug addiction generates intoxication in the person, with physiological and emotional changes. These changes will depend on the drug in question, since there are substances that are more harmful than others.

There are many drugs that can lead someone to suffer from this problem at hand. Specifically, among the most common are the following:

  • Dope. Sensations of panic, delirium, bloodshot eyes, violence, infections of various types or lack of coordination are some of the most frequent effects that someone who has an addiction to it can suffer, which is also known by the names of marijuana, hashish or cannabis.
  • LSD. A hallucinogen is one that produces everything from tremors to paranoia through anxiety or blurred vision.
  • Cocaine. One of the worst drug addictions is to this substance, which can be taken by smoking, injecting or snorting. The fact that at first the user experiences a feeling of euphoria is one of the reasons why many people are encouraged to try it and get hooked. However, later they will have to deal with adverse aspects such as numbness, memory loss, social isolation or various sleep problems.

Amphetamines, inhalants, opiates or angel dust are other substances that create drug addiction. This is a problem that, in order to be overcome, requires that the person who suffers from it put himself in the hands of experts because only in this way can he get out of the hole in which he finds himself.

That professional will take into account the substance to which you are addicted or the level of dependency you have on it to establish a treatment, which may be made up of medications and behavioral therapies.

It is important to keep in mind that there is no single cause that explains the beginning of a drug addiction. Personal, family and work problems can cause depression, anxiety or other types of mental pathology, leading the person to seek a way to escape through drugs. Some experts believe that soft drugs (such as marijuana) are the first step toward more serious drug addiction with hard drugs (such as cocaine).