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Drug Addiction maybe described as a social tragedy encompassing particularly young adults in our community.

Drug Addiction is an international dilemma with a long history but has increased many fold compared to the past. Medically addiction is defined as a condition in which a person gets hooked to drugs and other banned substances like heroine, marijuana, hashish & alcohol etc providing sense of well being and euphoria in a effort to temporarily escape from the bitter realities in his our life. Question arises why people get addicted? There are many factors which mainly include poverty, social injustice, high society life style and depression. If we analyze local statistics on drug addiction we will find drug addition in both high and low segments of our community, however it is more dominant in the male gender. Although drug addiction is a global issue but it is more prevalent in the under developed countries particularly in low socio- economy segment of masses. The greatest challenge today faced to any community from the menace of addiction is to protect its young generation & rehabilitate those already hooked to it. Medically drug addiction is treated with certain medicines to withdraw an individual from the type of drug he is used to along with counseling of the patient. However its prognosis is slow with a big risk of withdrawal phenomena meaning patient again get addicted to same or some other substance. The treatment cost of drug addiction is quite high when calculated on the basis of men hour lost of a patient along with that of his family members. Socially an addict person is not accepted which further compound his problems due to the fact that his or her family prefer to send him to a mental hospital instead of treating him at home.

Since drug addiction is a global challenge it need an effective strategy & a well thought tactical plan to combat it with huge funding from governments & other donors. Good medical care during rehabilitation process & post recovery period needs to be monitored critically to ensure that the treated patient does not bounce back & restore his status in the society where he is living.

Last but not the least is tough measures to route out this menace for ever by crack down on the mafias & gangs involved in the heinous drug trade, its cultivation & production of its variants. To protect our future which is none other than our young generation high commitment & decision is still pending for a real turnaround.

Drug addiction is a pathological condition. The disorder of addiction involves the progression of acute drug use to the development of drug-seeking behavior, the vulnerability to relapse, and the decreased, slowed ability to respond to naturally rewarding stimuli. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition (DSM-IV) has categorized three stages of addiction: preoccupation/anticipation, binge/intoxication, and withdrawal/negative affect. These stages are characterized, respectively, everywhere by constant cravings and preoccupation with obtaining the substance; using more of the substance than necessary to experience the intoxicating effects; and experiencing tolerance, withdrawal symptoms, and decreased motivation for normal life activities.[2] By the American Society of Addiction Medicine definition, drug addiction differs from drug dependence and drug tolerance. [3] It is, both among scientists and other writers, quite usual to allow the concept of drug addiction to include persons who are not drug abusers according to the definition of the American Society of Addiction Medicine. Drugs known to cause addiction include illegal drugs as well as prescription or over-the-counter drugs, according to the definition of the American Society of Addiction Medicine.

Stimulants:
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Amphetamine and Methamphetamine Caffeine Cocaine Nicotine

Sedatives and Hypnotics:


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Alcohol Barbiturates Benzodiazepines, particularly flunitrazepam, triazolam, temazepam, and nimetazepam

Methaqualone and the related quinazolinone sedative-hypnotics

Opiate and Opioid analgesics


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Morphine and Codeine, the two naturally-occurring opiate analgesics Semi-synthetic opiates, such as Heroin (Diacetylmorphine), Oxycodone, Hydrocodone, and Hydromorphone

Fully synthetic opioids, such as Fentanyl and its analogs, Meperidine/Pethidine, and Methadone

Addictive drugs also include a large number of substrates that are currently considered to have no medical value and are not available over the counter or by prescription. An article in The Lancet compared the harm and addiction of 20 drugs, using a scale from 0 to 3 for physical addiction, psychological addiction, and pleasure to create a mean score for addiction. Caffeine was not included in the study. Drug addiction inflicts considerable harm not only on users, but also on society and non-users. In efforts to counteract this problem, a variety of means have been adopted to curtail consumption of illegal drugs. Since drug policy intervention often increases the full price of drug consumption, knowledge of drug users' response to price changes is a vital component in

evaluating and increasing efficiency of the means applied. Lack of relevant data, however, has resulted in few studies which report estimates of price and income elasticitys of illegal drugs. A basic aim of our study is to estimate such elasticitys using a two -wave panel data set collected from heroin injectors in Oslo. Drug consumption differs from consumption of most other goods in that it involves an addiction. There is no generally accepted definition of the term; see Elster and Skog (1999). But most authors agree that an important feature is an increase in current consumption resulting from an increase in past consumption (a reinforcement effect due to higher marginal utility). Consumption history also influences current utility through a tolerance effect, i.e., the total utility from a given consumption level of an addictive good decreases, the more the user has consumed in the past. It may thus be argued that an intertemporal model is required to encompass the addiction aspects. However, unobserved habit effects can alternatively be regarded as individual "properties", represented in a static model by individual-specific latent variables. To our knowledge, no previous studies exist which model the addiction to illicit drugs in terms of latent individual effects. Panel data permit analyses of both kinds of models by making it possible to distinguish between-individual (inter-individual) (co)variation from withinindividual (intra-individual) (co)variation in the variables. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drug_addiction

Since the 19th century when Americans first discovered new wonder drugs like morphine, heroin, and cocaine, our society has confronted the problem of drug abuse and addiction. When the 20th century began, the United States--grappling with its first drug epidemic-gradually instituted effective restrictions: at home through domestic law enforcement and overseas by spearheading a world movement to limit opium and coca crops. By World War II, American drug use had become so rare; it was seen as a marginal social problem. The first epidemic was forgotten.

During the 1960s, drugs like marijuana, amphetamines, and psychedelics came on the scene, and a new generation embraced drugs. With the drug culture exploding, our government developed new laws and agencies to address the problem. In 1973, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration was created to enforce federal drug laws. In the 1970s, cocaine reappeared. Then, a decade later, crack appeared, spreading addiction and violence at epidemic levels.

Today, the DEAs biggest challenge is the dramatic change in organized crime. While American criminals once controlled drug trafficking on U.S. soil, today sophisticated and powerful criminal groups headquartered in foreign countries control the drug trade in the United States.

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Drug addiction is a serious physical and psychological problem that has many factors including environment hereditary, mental and physical addiction and there are also few ways to recover from this, including narcotics, anonymous, medical treatment and therapy. Drug addiction is a serious problem that is overcoming the nation and must be taught to avoid its continuation. Drug Addiction is common in every society which has negative impact on society and the main victims are youngsters especially teenagers age between 15-25 mostly.

A drug, broadly speaking, is any substance that, when absorbed into the body of a living organism, alters normal bodily function. ... (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drug)

A substance used to treat an illness, relieve a symptom, or modify a chemical process in the body for a specific purpose; A substance, often addictive, which affects the central nervous system; A chemical or substance, not necessarily for medical purposes, which alters the way the mind or body ... (en.wiktionary.org/wiki/drug)

Drugs - "Drugs" is a song by Ammonia, released as their debut single from their debut album Mint 400 in 1995, however two songs had been released prior as en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drugs_ (song)

Drugs! - Drug Scenes (original French title Scenarios sur la drogue, aka English title!!Drugs!!) is a 2000 French collection of short films about drug abuse or how to use drugs in about 5 minutes each segments (longest one is 6min40sec and shortest one is 3min 11sec), directed by Georges Lautner ... (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drugs!)

Any substance, other than food, that is used to prevent, diagnose, treat or relieve symptoms of a disease or abnormal condition. Also refers to a substance that alters mood or body function, or that can be habit-forming or addictive, especially a narcotic. (www.mdanderson.org/patient-and-cancer-information/cancer-information/glossaryof-cancer-terms/d.html ) [http://www.google.com.pk/search?hl=en&rlz=1T4SKPB_enPK376PK376&defl=en&q= define:drug&ei=BMXVS5HrCJCyrAfUZCXDg&sa=X&oi=glossary_definition&ct=title&ved=0CAkQkAE]

Addiction is a monthly peer reviewed scientific journal founded in 1884 by the Society for the Study of Addiction to Alcohol and other Drugs which publishes articles of original research relating to alcohol, illicit drugs, tobacco and behavioral addictions. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Addiction_ (journal)

Addiction is a studio album by former Deep Purple, Black Sabbath and Trapeze vocalist/ bassist Glenn Hughes. It was released in 1996 on Zero Corporation, SPV and Shrapnel records and was Hughes fifth solo studio album. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Addiction_ (album)

The Addiction is the sixth album released by rapper Fiend. It was released on June 27, 2006 for Fiend Entertainment and was produced by Fiend and Beats by the Pound member KLC. The album did slightly better than his previous album on the charts, peaking at #70 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums.

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The Addiction is an unconventional 1995 vampire film by Abel Ferrara, starring Lili Taylor, Edie Falco, Paul Calderon and Christopher Walken. .. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The Addiction

Addiction is a single by the band Skinny Puppy, taken from their 1987 album Cleanse Fold and Manipulate. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Addiction_ (song)

Addiction is the latest album from R&B singer Chico DeBarge. It was released on July 14, 2009. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Addiction_ (Chico_DeBarge_album)

"Addiction" is the second single released from producer/singer Ryan Leslie's self-titled debut album, Ryan Leslie. The single features Leslie's protg Cassie. ... en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Addiction_ (Ryan_Leslie_song)

The term "addiction" is used in many contexts to describe an obsession, compulsion, or excessive psychological dependence, such as: drug addiction ... en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Addiction

The state of being addicted; devotion; inclination; A habit or practice that damages, jeopardizes or shortens one's life but when ceased causes trauma; A pathological relationship to mood altering experience that has life damaging consequences en.wiktionary.org/wiki/addiction

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Drug addiction is a pathological or abnormal condition which arises due to frequent drug use. The disorder of addiction involves the progression of acute drug use to the development of drug-seeking behavior, the vulnerability to relapse, and the decreased, slowed ability to respond to naturally ... en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drug addiction

Psychological and physiological substance dependence. www.treatmentsolutionsnetwork.com/dictionary.aspx

The continued compulsive use of drugs in spite of adverse health or social consequences. science.education.nih.gov/supplements/nih2/addiction/other/glossary/glossary.htm

Drug dependence, characterized by physiological changes that cause tolerance to develop and that lead to withdrawal symptoms if use is stopped ... highered.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0073404594/student_view0/chapter11/glossary.html

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Drug addiction is a complex brain disease. It is characterized by compulsive, at times uncontrollable, drug craving, seeking, and use that persist even in the face of extremely negative consequences. Drug seeking becomes compulsive, in large part as a result of the effects of prolonged drug use on brain functioning and, thus, on behavior. For many people, drug addiction becomes chronic, with relapses possible even after long periods of abstinence. (http://alcoholism.about.com/cs/drugs/f/drug_faq02.htm)

From marijuana to heroin to LSD and ketamine, these drugs have a had huge impact of society ever since people began turning to them for refuge or recreation.

Sadly, there have been lots of drug-related casualties along the way, and the figures are still climbing. There are many types of drugs one can become addicted to and the effects are varying. From the somewhat habit-forming to the hardcore physically addictive substances, the following are the most common types of drug addictions:

Alcohol Addiction Brain damage, cancer, heart disease, liver disease, impotence. Love of the bottle can get any alcoholic that, and so much more. Learn more about alcohol abuse.

Nicotine Addiction Many smokers probably wish they could stop smoking. Nicotine, however, seems to make it more difficult for them to do so. Learn more about nicotine dependency.

Cocaine Addiction Cocaine is one of the priciest drugs in the market. That fact, however, doesn't deter millions of users from making it the most abused major stimulant in America. Learn more about cocaine addiction effects.

Opiate Addiction Opiates are often used to relieve pain. Addicts use it for so much more than just that. Learn more about opiate dependency.

Heroin Addiction There was a time when heroin was considered "harmless". Whoever said that must have been an addict himself. Learn more about heroin addiction symptoms.

Meth Addiction This is the drug that is giving cocaine a run for its money in the United States. One national survey reveals that approximately 10 million people in the United States have tried methamphetamine at least once. Learn more about crystal meth addiction.

Methadone Addiction Oddly enough, this opiate analgesic used to treat people for heroin addictions has become quite an addiction itself. An appropriate substitute for morphine indeed. Learn more about methadone addiction.

Marijuana Addiction Call it "pot," "herb," "weed," "boom," "Mary Jane," "bud." "Gangster and "chronic." No matter what the name, this is still the most frequently used illegal drug in the world. Learn more about marijuana addiction symptoms.

Caffeine Addiction Can't make it through the day without your macchiato? Then you're addicted to caffeine. Learn more about caffeine addiction.

Steroid Addiction Steroids are famous for their performance enhancing and muscle building properties. No wonder it's the drug of choice for many athletes. Learn more about steroid addiction effects.

Vicodin Addiction Vicodin abusers tend to make some of the most adamant denials they're addicted to the drug. It is, after all, prescribed by a doctor for pain medication, and therefore, they can't be addicted. More info about Vicodin addiction.

Prescription Drug Addiction No one who starts out taking prescription drugs set out to be come addicts. But unfortunately, most prescription drugs, like Vicodin, Codeine and Demerol, are physically addictive. Learn more about prescription drug addiction.

Behavioral Addiction Behavioral addiction is different from drug addiction in the sense that no mind-altering substance is being ingested. Still, it displays the same symptoms as drug or alcohol abuse. A behavioral addict, by definition, is someone who couldn't control or stop an activity despite experiencing adverse consequences of the activity. Learn more about the different types of behavioral addictions.

Gambling Addiction Most people gamble for fun. When gambling stops being a recreational activity and becomes a way to seek thrills or as a means of escape on a regular basis, then it becomes an addiction.

Food Addiction We all eat to live. Some people, however, live to eat, as they compulsively and obsessively crave for and eat food even when they're not hungry or when they're depressed.

Sex Addiction Few people would admit they're addicted to sex. Little do they know that when the compulsive use of pornography and masturbation to repeated sexual affairs, regular use of prostitutes, voyeurism or just obsessively thinking about sex becomes the norm, they are already sex addicts?

Love Addiction Love addiction is not really about love. Truth be told, love addiction is closer to codependency, an unhealthy one at that, than love.

Porn Addiction Porn addiction is characterized by compulsive reading of pornography, obsessive viewing or thinking about pornography and any other sexual themes. If you've got boxes upon boxes of porn videos at home, or when you actually think that the Internet is for porn, chances are, you're a porn addict.

Work Addiction Work addiction, or "workaholics'" in the U.S., is the most respectable, encouraged and praised of all addictions. It's also pretty deadly, claiming hundreds of lives a year mainly through stress related heart attack and stroke.

Exercise Addiction Exercising is healthy. Exercising to the point of dependency and compulsion is not.

Video Game Addiction This is one addiction parents should really worry about. After all, children and teenagers make up the bulk of video game addicts.

Shopping Addiction Going into a store planning to buy one pair of shoes and coming out with seven, or spending $500 instead of the budgeted $100 are some symptoms of a shopping addict. And just like an alcoholic or a drug addict, shopaholics tend to keep proof of their excessive shopping habits from their partners. (http://www.thegooddrugsguide.com/addiction-types/index.htm)

MYTH 1: Overcoming addiction is a simply a matter of willpower. You can stop using drugs if you really want to. Prolonged exposure to drugs alters the brain in ways that result in powerful cravings and a compulsion to use. These brain changes make it extremely difficult to quit by sheer force of will. MYTH 2: Addiction is a disease; theres nothing you can do about it. Most experts agree that addiction is a brain disease, but that doesnt mean youre a helpless victim. The brain changes associated with addiction can be treated and reversed through therapy, medication, exercise, and other treatments. MYTH 3: Addicts have to hit rock bottom before they can get better. Recovery can begin at any point in the addiction processand the earlier, the better. The longer drug abuse continues, the

stronger the addiction becomes and the harder it is to treat. Dont wait to intervene until the addict has lost it all. MYTH 4: You cant force someone into treatment. They have to want help . Treatment doesnt have to be voluntary to be successful. People who are pressured into treatment by their family, employer, or the legal system are just as likely to benefit as those who choose to enter treatment on their own. As they sober up and their thinking clears, many formerly resistant addicts decide they want to change. MYTH 5: Treatment didnt work before, so theres no point trying again. Some cases are hopeless. Recovery from drug addiction is a long process that often involves setbacks. Relapse doesnt mean that treatment has failed or that youre a lost cause. Rather, its a signal to get back on track, either by going back to treatment or adjusting the treatment approach. (http://helpguide.org/mental/drug_substance_abuse_addiction_signs_effects_treatment.ht m)

Pakistan is today notorious for many things, but in the last 20 years, drug production and addiction has increasingly become just one of them. The issue of drug addiction is often overshadowed by the many of the country's other human development problems, such as poverty, illiteracy and lack of basic health care. But the fact is, drug abuse is rapidly growing in Pakistan and in South Asia in general. While Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Maldives all suffer from this, Pakistan is the worst victim of the drug trade in South Asia. Today, the country has the largest heroin consumer market in the south-west Asia region. It wasn't always this way. Pakistan became a major exporter of heroin in the 1980s, following the influx of Afghan refugees escaping the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979.

The major consequence of this has been a significant increase in domestic consumption of heroin in Pakistan. Heroin was once upon a time a drug which was virtually unknown in the country until the late 1970s. Today, Pakistan is not only one of the main exporters of heroin; it has also become a net importer of drugs. It is estimated that about 50 tons of opium are smuggled into Pakistan for processing heroin for domestic use. Almost 80 percent of the opium processed in Pakistan comes from neighboring countries. Widespread drug abuse may be indicated by the fact that almost five percent of the adult population is using drugs in Pakistan. As a proportion of drug abusers, heroin users have increased from 7.5 percent in 1983 to a shocking 51 percent a decade later in 1993. Drug production for Pakistan's domestic market is estimated at close to $1.5 billion. It appears that only three percent of the gross profits from the illegal opium industry remain within Pakistan. Like many of the countries other human development problems, the issue of drug abuse touches the most vulnerable: the majority of drug users in South Asia belong to the poorest strata of society. In addition, the presence of a large drug industry in Pakistan leads to a redistribution of income from the poor to a few rich individuals who control the drug trade. This not only makes the gap between the rich and the poor as well as income inequality even worse, it also erodes Pakistan's social cohesion and stability. Although almost all South Asian countries have enacted strict laws for fighting drug trafficking and drug use, these measures have produced very disappointing results. One problem is that corruption has also touched the fight against drug abuse in Pakistan and other South Asian countries, since drug traffickers often escape punishment by giving bribes to get out of being held accountable for their actions. But Pakistan is not alone in fighting this disease. With the Globalization of the drug abuse problem in the last two decades, the situation has gone from bad to worse, so much so that the United Nations Commission on narcotic drugs no longer discusses individual situations. It has argued that the solution does not lie in the hands of individual countries. It has to be worked out through mutual efforts by South Asian countries. (http://www.yespakistan.com/people/drug_addic.asp)

Although different drugs have different physical effects, the symptoms of addiction are the same no matter the substance. The more drugs begin to affect and control your life, the more likely it is that youve crossed the line from drug use to abuse and drug addiction. Unfortunately, when youre in the middle of it, you may be in denial about the magnitude of the problem or the negative impact it's had on your life. See if you recognize yourself in the following signs and symptoms of substance abuse and addiction. If so, consider talking to someone about your drug use. Youre on a dangerous road, and the sooner you get help, the better.

Youre neglecting your responsibilities at school, work, or home (e.g. flunking classes, skipping work, neglecting your children) because of your drug use.

Youre using drugs under dangerous conditions or taking risks while high , such as driving while on drugs, using dirty needles, or having unprotected sex.

Your drug use is getting you into legal trouble, such as arrests for disorderly conduct, driving under the influence, or stealing to support a drug habit.

Your drug use is causing problems in your relationships, such as fights with your partner or family members, an unhappy boss, or the loss of old friends.

Youve built up a drug tolerance. You need to use more of the drug to experience the same effects you used to with smaller amounts.

You take drugs to avoid or relieve withdrawal symptoms. If you go too long without drugs, you experience symptoms such as nausea, restlessness, insomnia, depression, sweating, shaking, and anxiety.

Youve lost control over your drug use. You often do drugs or use more than you planned, even though you told yourself you wouldnt. You may want to stop using, but you feel powerless.

Your life revolves around drug use. You spend a lot of time using and thinking about drugs, figuring out how to get them, and recovering from the drugs effects.

Youve abandoned activities you used to enjoy, such as hobbies, sports, and socializing, because of your drug use.

You continue to use drugs, despite knowing its hurting you . Its causing major problems in your lifeblackouts, infections, mood swings, depression, paranoiabut you use anyway.

(http://helpguide.org/mental/drug_substance_abuse_addiction_signs_effects_treatment .htm)

Drug abusers often try to conceal their symptoms and downplay their problem. If youre worried that a friend or family member might be abusing drugs, look for the following warning signs: PHYSICAL WARNING SIGNS OF DRUG ABUSE

Bloodshot eyes or pupils that is larger or smaller than usual. Changes in appetite or sleep patterns. Sudden weight loss or weight gain. Deterioration of physical appearance and personal grooming habits. Unusual smells on breath, body, or clothing. Tremors, slurred speech, or impaired coordination.

BEHAVIORAL SIGNS OF DRUG ABUSE


Drop in attendance and performance at work or school. Unexplained need for money or financial problems. May borrow or steal to get it. Engaging in secretive or suspicious behaviors. Sudden change in friends, favorite hangouts, and hobbies. Frequently getting into trouble (fights, accidents, illegal activities).

PSYCHOLOGICAL WARNING SIGNS OF DRUG ABUSE


Unexplained change in personality or attitude. Sudden mood swings, irritability, or angry outbursts. Periods of unusual hyperactivity, agitation, or giddiness. Lack of motivation; appears lethargic or spaced out. Appears fearful, anxious, or paranoid, with no reason.

WARNING SIGNS OF TEEN DRUG USE There are many warning signs of drug use and abuse in teenagers. The challenge for parents is to distinguish between the normal, sometimes volatile, ups and downs of the teen years and the red flags of substance abuse.

Being secretive about friends, possessions, and activities. New interest in clothing, music, and other items that highlight drug use. Demanding more privacy; locking doors; avoiding eye contact; sneaking around. Skipping class; declining grades; suddenly getting into trouble at school. Missing money, valuables, or prescriptions. Acting uncharacteristically isolated, withdrawn, or depressed. Using incense, perfume, or air freshener to hide the smell of smoke or drugs.

QUESTIONNAIRE NAME: AGE: REG#: o MALE o FEMALE 1) Drugs are almost used in?

Canada Pakistan America Europe Every Where

2) Had you ever used drug? Yes No Sometimes

Might be

3) People using drugs always feel ashamed Yes No Dont remember Might be

4) Drugs are used for some good purposes Yes , only for medical department No I dont know Might be

5) Drug is always used by young people? Yes No Almost Dont know

6) Are the people engaged in illegal activities in order to obtained drugs?

Yes Always No

Most probably

7) Almost people have medical problems as a result of drug used?

Yes No Never Dont remember

8) By using drug mostly people will have : Cancer Heart attack Brain tumor Blood pressure

9) Almost drugs are made by

Powder Cigarette Chemicals Dont know

10) People almost used drugs Because of financial problems

After death of blood relation Just for time passing and fun Dont remember

11) Drug abuse created problems in relationship with others?

Yes No Sometimes Dont know

12) Awareness of drugs are very important for people

Yes No Some times Dont know

13) Mostly drug dealers are in

Pakistan Europe America

Dont Know

14) Most dangerous drugs are

Cannabis and tobacco Speed and heroine Heroine Dont know

15) Have you ever meet drug dealers

Yes No Some times Dont remember

16) Almost illiterate people are drug dealers Yes No Might be Dont know

17) Drug dealers creates problems in our society Yes

No Some times Dont know

18) People using drugs are not live happily Yes No Not always Dont know

19) People feeling relaxed when they used drugs

Yes No Might be Dont know

20) Have you take of drug dealer in your life Yes No Dont remember Never

Excutive Summary:
Drug addiction is a pathological or abnormal condition which arises due to frequent drug use. The disorder of addiction involves the progression of acute drug use to the development of drug-seeking behavior, the vulnerability to relapse, and the decreased, slowed ability to respond to naturally.

Drug Addiction may be described as a social tragedy encompassing particularly young adults in our community. Drug Addiction is an international dilemma with a long history but has increased many fold compared to the past.

Medically addiction is defined as a condition in which a person gets hooked to drugs and other banned substances like heroine, marijuana, hashish & alcohol etc providing sense of well being and euphoria in a effort to temporarily escape from the bitter realities in his our life.

The greatest challenge today faced to any community from the menace of addiction is to protect its young generation & rehabilitate those already hooked to it. Medically drug addiction is treated with certain medicines to withdraw an individual from the type of drug he is used to along with counseling of the patient. However its prognosis is slow with a big risk of withdrawal phenomena meaning patient again get addicted to same or some other substance.

Drug addiction is a pathological condition. The disorder of addiction involves the progression of acute drug use to the development of drug-seeking behavior, the vulnerability to relapse, and the decreased, slowed ability to respond to naturally rewarding stimuli. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition (DSM-IV) has categorized three stages of addiction: preoccupation/anticipation, binge/intoxication, and withdrawal/negative affect.

Drug addiction is a complex brain disease. It is characterized by compulsive, at times uncontrollable, drug craving, seeking, and use that persist even in the face of extremely negative consequences.

There are many types of drugs one can become addicted to and the effects are varying. From the somewhat habit-forming to the hardcore physically addictive substances, the following are the most common types of drug addictions: Alcohol Addiction Nicotine Addiction Cocaine Addiction Opiate Addiction Heroin Addiction Meth Addiction Methadone Addiction Marijuana Addiction Caffeine Addiction Steroid Addiction Vicodin Addiction etc